The Criminal Division of the Kankakee County State's Attorneys' Office has the responsibility to prosecute all felony and misdemeanor cases. We hold criminals accountable and ensure that the rights of victims are honored and respected throughout the process. In the courtroom, we provide the highest quality legal representation for the community and seek justice in each and every case. The prosecutor's "client" is the people of Kankakee County.
The attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other associated support staff in the criminal division are committed to providing justice for victims and witnesses of crime in the most professional, respectful and compassionate manner while ensuring that offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
In order to truly fulfill our mission to seek justice for all, our ethical obligations do not end once a conviction is secured. Seeking justice is not about conviction rates or win-loss records, but seeing that the correct result occurs in every single case. It is critical that our office remain at the forefront of developing and implementing mechanisms that ensure the rightful administration of justice, safeguarding that the guilty are convicted and the innocent freed.
Every prosecutor in the Kankakee County State's Attorneys' Office is responsible for ensuring conviction integrity. This includes reviewing from a neutral standpoint cognizable claims of actual innocence, identifying systemic issues which can result in wrongful convictions, collaborating with relevant parties in the course of those reviews to determine if the correct results occurred, and assisting with developing best practices and procedures based on the most up to date information. These efforts facilitate prosecutors’ diligently and ethically fulfilling their responsibilities toward the rightful administration of justice.
How to contact us:
Criminal Prosecutions Division
Kankakee County State’s Attorneys’ Office
450 E. Court Street, 3rd Floor
Kankakee, IL 60901