One on One with Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim FoxxCook County State’ Attorney Kim Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the second-largest prosecutor’s office in the country. An advocate for criminal justice reform, Kim Foxx has implemented policies to create equity within the legal system. Her critics have accused her of being soft on crime. Often the subject of attacks rooted in racism and sexism, Foxx has remained steadfast in her goals of reform, equity, and increased public safety.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recently spoke with the Chicago Defender about the criticisms and attacks she’s received, the challenges of changing the system, the root causes of violence, and why public safety cannot completely be achieved without criminal justice reform.