State's Attorney

We strongly encourage residents to continue utilizing phone, email, and web-based communication to contact us. Patrons of the Peoria County Courthouse will be asked to wear a face-covering and maintain social distancing where possible and may be asked to provide contact information.

The State's Attorney has the statutory duty to serve the community's need for public safety and welfare by:

  • Vigorously and justly prosecuting juvenile and adult criminal offenders in Peoria County
  • To provide for the welfare of children by adjudicating cases of neglected, dependent or abused minors
  • To provide assistance to victims regarding the criminal justice process by treating them with respect and educating them on becoming effective participants in the process
  • To serve the taxpayers' interest in county government by initiating and defending actions on behalf of Peoria County government and officers and providing legal counsel to county departments