The Clerk's Office shares the expertise and experience of its staff by making them available through the Clerk's Office Speakers' Bureau. Clerk staff members are available to speak on a wide range of topics dealing with the Cook County court system and the operations of the Clerk's Office. Additionally, as detailed below, the Clerk's Office offers specific topic-oriented speakers in the areas of domestic and teen dating violence, child support, and housing. For further information or to arrange a presentation to your group, please call the Public Information Office (312) 603-5690, or for a specific topic described below, directly contact any of the identified persons.
Child Support Speakers' Bureau
The Child Support Speakers' program provides information to community groups regarding the Child Support IV-D program of the Cook County Clerk's Office. Requests for speakers, both English and Spanish, are directed to Maria Mattheis, Child Support Division, 28 N. Clark Street, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60602 or by telephone at (312) 345-4045.
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Speakers' Program
The Clerk of the Circuit Court offers a speakers program on dating violence prevention to all high schools and junior high schools in Cook County. Staff members volunteer for training in the field of dating violence, and present programs to individual classes or school wide audiences, as requested by the institution. The program is coordinated by the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Domestic Violence Manager, Sheree Cunningham, who can be reached at (312) 325-9468.
Domestic Violence Prevention Speakers' Program
The Clerk of the Circuit Court offers a speakers' program geared toward community and professional groups interested in learning about the topic of Domestic Violence. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the audience. Types of issues and areas addressed include the psychology of Domestic Violence, safety measures for abuse victims and the criminal justice system's response to Domestic Violence.