January 17, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
Champion of Reform: A Conversation w/Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx
In 2016, Kimberly M. Foxx made history by becoming the first Black woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office–the second-largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Her overarching vision was to transform the Office into a fairer, more forward-thinking agency focused on rebuilding public trust, promoting transparency and being proactive in making all communities safe.
As Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim has undertaken substantial criminal justice reforms focused on public safety and equity, including revamping the office’s Conviction Integrity Unit into the now Conviction Review Unit in alignment with other jurisdictions. Under her leadership the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has overturned over 250 cases of wrongful convictions, boosting Illinois to lead the nation in exonerations five of the past six years.
In 2018, Kim became the first prosecutor in the country to make felony case-level data available to the public. She also has been a leader on bond reform and expungement for cannabis convictions.
State’s Attorney Foxx will speak about a range of issues and take questions from audience members.
Please register by January 16, 2024. There is a room cap of 100 in-person attendees. Online participants will receive a link to view the presentation just ahead of the event.
No proof of vaccination is required of guests and masks are optional.
You may be asked to show your ID while on campus. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Co-hosted by DePaul College of Law’s Racial Justice Initiative and American Constitution Society
Co-sponsored by: BLSA, SBA, WBA, LLSA, MLSA, DePaul Law Review, APALSA, OUTLaws, Decalogue Society, and the Federal Bar Association