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State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to Host Panel Discussion for District 227 Female Students

**PRESS RELEASE***


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    MEDIA CONTACT: Torene Harvin

December 8, 2017                                    708-679-5716

Matteson, IL Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the prosecutor of the second largest office in the country, announced that she would participate on a panel discussion on Women in the Justice System at Rich South High School at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 

The objective of the panel discussion is to help young girls understand and receive valuable information from women with legal professions. Foxx’s mission is to empower girls to make rational decisions, protect themselves and give awareness tips. 

“It is important that we continue to educate and empower young women so that they know the value of their worth,” said Foxx.  “Engaging in open and positive discussions allows a platform to provide young women with valuable tools to help keep them safe while encouraging them to make smart and safe decisions.”

Panelists feature women from the Cook County State’s Attorney Office including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division deputy supervisors Tene McCoy-Cummings and Mary Beth Kent-Duffy, Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit of the Special Prosecutions Bureau Deputy Supervisor Deidre M. Dyer, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s Child Advocacy & Protection Unit deputy supervisor Margaret M. O’Garek, and Assistant State's Attorney Mary Anna Planey of the Human Trafficking Unit. 

“We are happy to be hosting our Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, at Rich South High School. Ms. Foxx will be educating girls from Rich Central, Rich East and Rich South on violence against women on topics such as human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, cyberbullying, public corruption and financial crimes,” said Superintendent Dr. Johnnie Thomas. Panel Discussion Details:

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Location: Auditorium, Rich South High School, 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL 60471

 

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