Resources

Each year, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office hosts a Victim Memorial Service as a special tribute to victims of violent crime and their families as well as those who have survived violent crime.This unique service began over 20 years ago and has evolved into a significant event...

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If property was seized from you by a law enforcement agency for forfeiture, a Preliminary Review Hearing will be conducted to determine whether there is probable cause that the property may be subject to forfeiture.

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Cook County AVN is a system that offers victims and witnesses of crime two important resources: information and notification.

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The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is to help parents and custodial guardians establish paternity, receive child support and enforce support obligations owed by non-custodial parents to their children.

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Most businesses are operated by honest people, but there are also some unscrupulous people who prey on trusting consumers. This Web Page contains tips about scams and frauds, what to watch for, and what to do if you are a victim.

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The Cook County State's Attorney's Office continually strives to improve its services to victims of domestic violence. To that end, in February of 1997, the office created a Domestic Violence Division that aggressively prosecutes these cases on a county-wide basis with a staff of specially trained attorneys.

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The Crime Victim’s Compensation Act was enacted in 1973 and provides financial compensation to innocent victims of violent crime and their families.

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Stealing someone's identity to buy everything from cars, consumer goods, and mortgages, while leaving the victim's credit rating in ruins is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

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Cook County is home to a large and vibrant immigrant population, and the rich diversity of our immigrant communities is one of our region’s great strengths.

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When a police officer is involved in a shooting, there are two separate inquiries that result:An administrative inquiry, to determine whether that officer followed department policies and applied proper tactics, and whether he should be subject to discipline for his actions (such as suspension,...

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The Mortgage Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions Unit leads a targeted response to this epidemic in Cook County. The Unit is devoted solely to handling these complex prosecutions by overseeing long term investigations which often lead to the arrest of multiple defendants.

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2017 Schedule for The Family & Friends NetworkNOW AVAILABLE IN TWO LOCATIONSQuestions Please call 773-674-7200Leighton Criminal Court Building2650 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608Victim Witness Office10:00 a.m. – 12:00 NoonMarkham Public LibraryBradford Anderson Oglesby16640 S. Kedzie...

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To protect the interests of crime victims and witnesses in Illinois, the General Assembly passed the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act in 1984. Subsequently, in 1992, the statutory rights afforded to the victims and witnesses of violent crime were amended to our state’s Bill of Rights.

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The mission of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Unit is to enhance prosecution efforts by delivering the highest quality of services to victims and witnesses.

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