Juvenile Division

Supervisor of the Juvenile Division

Misty Cavanaugh

Assistant State’s Attorney Misty Cavanaugh is Supervisor of the Juvenile Division. She and members of the Juvenile Division team perform an increasingly important role in our criminal justice system. Gangs and drugs are at the root of the vast majority of adult crimes. By providing meaningful deterrence at an early age, it is possible to prevent a child from taking the wrong path toward a life of crime.

Misty Cavanaugh joined the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1992.   In 2021, Cavanaugh was appointed Supervisor of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Juvenile Division.  She supervises all prosecutions involving minors in Will County. The Juvenile Division also prosecutes parents who abuse or neglect their children. In the most serious abuse and neglect cases, the division litigates the termination of parental rights.