The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is Addressing Gun Violence Prevention by Using Smart Strategies to Promote Public Safety

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) commits to creating a safer, stronger Cook County by approaching every case with integrity, demanding accountability, and increasing our presence in the community.  Building on that promise of safety, State’s Attorney Foxx created the Gun Crimes Strategies Unit (GCSU) - an initiative of taking prosecutors out of the courtroom and putting them directly into police districts struggling with high rates of gun violence. GCSU prosecutors work closely with law enforcement to develop intelligence that identifies individuals driving violence in two of Chicago's most violent police districts.  

The CCSAO Community Justice Centers are located throughout the County and have assigned Assistant State’s Attorneys (ASA) to prosecute cases specific to the communities in which they work, including targeted offenses and repeat offenders.  In addition to prosecuting cases, the ASAs work to prevent crime by collaborating with community stakeholders through local outreach, seminars, workshops, and speaking engagements to inform and educate citizens on crime-related issues.

The CCSAO works in close partnership with local and national organizations fighting to end gun violence. Some of those partners include: