Cook County State’s Attorney’s Unity Conference offers unique resource and networking opportunity for community leaders

In the office’s continuing efforts to enhance community involvement and awareness, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, along with members of the office’s Advisory Councils, presented a one-day seminar aimed at informing and empowering community organizations.

“Taking our Community Back: Staying Informed and Connected”, was the theme for the 3rd annual Unity Conference, held in commemoration of Unity Month.  The conference gave participants the opportunity to hear presentations highlighting the State’s Attorney’s newest initiatives: mortgage fraud, human trafficking and deferred prosecution. 

Also during the conference, State’s Attorney Alvarez presented the Community Empowerment Award to Katherine Kaufka Walts, Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) at Loyola University for their efforts to protect children from trafficking, both locally and globally.

The Unity Conference was held last month at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.