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Cook County Automated Victim Notification

(877) 846-3445

You MUST REGISTER to receive notification calls.

Cook County AVN is a telephone system that offers victims and witnesses of crime two important services, information and notification.

Information about the custody status of the offender and the status of the criminal case.

Notification of the release of the offender from county custody and notification of upcoming court dates.

Simply call the toll free number (877) 846-3445 from any touch-tone telephone and follow the prompts. Operator assistance is available 24 hours a day.

The following information if available through Cook County AVN:

Cook County Jail Inmate Custody Status
In custody means that the offender is behind bars at Cook County Jail.

Circuit Court Case Information
Date, time, location of next court date
Number of charges
If defendant is released from Bond Court
Mandatory conditions of bond

Additional Resources for Victims:
24-Hour Hotlines
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Domestic Violence Program
State’s Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Program

Victims may access custody information and register for notification using any of the following:

Defendant’s name

Defendant’s date of birth if there are multiple defendants with the same name

· IR number
· Cook County Jail identification number

Victims may access court date information and register for notification using any of the following:

Defendant’s name

· IR number
· Circuit Court Clerk’s 11-digit case number
· Police or incident report number.

If you have any questions, contact the Victim Witness Assistance Program at (773) 869-5454.

Cook County AVN Forms

AVN Form- English
AVN Form- Polish
AVN Form- Spanish