The State Attorney’s Office is organized into various divisions that work together as a team. The trial attorneys are supported in their objective by a highly trained and efficient secretarial, clerical, paralegal, victim/witness advocate, investigative, and administrative staff.
Assistant State Attorneys are assigned to trial divisions in Circuit and County Courts. Some serve in specialized divisions such as case intake (where cases are screened and filing decisions are made), domestic violence, sexual crimes or child abuse crimes, or repeat offender. There are also teams in each county to handle worthless checks, environmental law violations, and to provide consumer information.
In line with our crime prevention and intervention strategies, we have implemented our Neighborhood State Attorney Initiative (NSAI). NSAI is a proactive prosecution philosophy and program that promotes partnerships among the prosecutor's office, law enforcement, public and private organizations, and the community whereby the authority of the prosecutor's office is used to solve problems, improve public safety, and enhance the quality of life in the community.