The Will County State’s Attorney is charged with representing the People of the State of Illinois in all criminal cases, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases, occurring in Will County. In carrying out that duty, the State’s Attorney’s Office is ethically bound to seek justice and not just convictions. Where appropriate, the State’s Attorney fully supports and encourages diversion programs that help offenders reform their lives and become productive members of society. The State’s Attorney is also the attorney for the County of Will, the County-wide elected officials, the various departments, boards, commissions, officers and employees of the County in performing their official duties. In that capacity, the State’s Attorney initiates and defends lawsuits, upon request issues legal opinions, and provides day-to-day legal counsel to the officials, boards, committees, commissions, departments and employees of Will County. In addition, the Office of the State’s Attorney assists custodial parents in enforcing child support obligations and represents the People in mental health commitment hearings. The powers and duties of the State’s Attorney’s Office are set forth by state statute, 55 ILCS 5/3-9005.
The Will County State’s Attorney maintains the following office locations:
- Will County State’s Attorney’s Main Office, Will County Court Annex Building, 57 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
- Juvenile Division, River Valley Justice Center, 3200-3210 West McDonough Street, Joliet, IL 60432
- Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, 304 North Scott Street, Joliet, IL 60432
- Will County Problem Solving Courts, 62 West Washington Street, Joliet, IL 60432
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office employs approximately 142 full-time and 16 part-time employees. Its cumulative budget for FY-19 is $13,864,465. The chart below sets for the Office’s organization.