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Kim Foxx: What Does It Mean To Be a Progressive Prosecutor?

Kim Foxx: What Does It Mean To Be a Progressive Prosecutor?

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Kim Foxx, the state's attorney for Cook County, Illinois, about what it means to be a progressive prosecutor.

What does progressive prosecution look like in practice? It’s a label that’s been tossed around a lot lately, but Kim Foxx would rather let her work speak for itself. Foxx, the state’s attorney for Cook County, Illinois, is the first black woman to be elected to that position, presiding over Chicago and its neighboring towns—and she’s already begun shake up business as usual. Her goal? Get to the root causes of violence and crime; bring transparency to the prosecutor’s office; and bridge the gulf of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

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Daniella Gibbs Legér is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager