The Suburban Cook Adult Fatality Review Team examines deaths associated with suspected abuse and or neglect of persons aged 18-59 with a disability and older adults 60+ years old residing in a domestic setting. This multi-disciplinary collaboration of professionals performs closed-session case reviews on a quarterly basis. All team activities are in accordance to Section 15 (b) of the Adult Protective Services Act [320 ILCS 20/15(b)].
The purpose of Fatality Review Teams is to (1) identify those responsible in serving victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, (2) improve the response of public services, and (3) enhance the coordination of systems in an effort to prevent similar outcomes in the future.
Formal recommendations and data are submitted to the Illinois Department on Aging.
For more information on Fatality Review Team in Illinois:
State of Illinois - Fatality Review Team Advisory Council
State of Illinois – APS Fatality Review Team Manual (2016)
Current members include representatives from the following organizations:
- Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office
- Cook County Department of Public Health
- Cook County State's Attorney Office
- Cook County Office of Public Guardian
- Cook County Sheriff Police Department
- Loyola University, School of Nursing
- Brookfield Police Department
- Stickney Public Health District
- Illinois Department on Aging
- West Suburban Hospital
- Suburban Access, Inc.
- Kenneth Young Center
- Equip for Equality
Fatality Review Team Meeting Schedule
Fatality Review Teams meet four times per year.
All meetings will be at 2:30pm at AgeOptions
1048 Lake St., Suite 300, Oak Park
*Non-invited, non-members may attend meetings acording to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act but must leave the meeting prior to a closed session.
Fatality Review Team Meeting Minutes
June 7, 2018
September 7, 2017
June 8, 2017
March 9, 2017
December 8, 2016
August 11, 2016
June 9, 2016
April 14, 2016
February 11, 2016
December 10, 2015
Coordinator: Jon Hofacker@AgeOptions.org