The Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs seeks justice in the prosecution of criminal offenses, child abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquencies, mental health proceedings and some other civil matters. Each State's Attorney's Office works collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, victims and members of the public to seek justice in the cases that are investigated and prosecuted within each county. Protecting and promoting public safety is a core function of the Department. Seeking justice is our paramount goal. The Department also ensures that every region of the state is served by a Special Investigation Unit.