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Suburban Cook County Fatality Review Team

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)

Team Structure

Current members include representatives from the following organizations:

  • Addus HomeCare
  • AgeOptions
  • Catholic Charities South Suburban Senior Services
  • Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Cook County Office of Public Guardian
  • Cook County Sheriff Police Department
  • Cook County State’s Attorney Office
  • Equip for Equality
  • Gareda Home Care Services
  • Illinois Department on Aging
  • Kenneth Young Center
  • Legal Aid Chicago
  • Loyola University, School of Nursing
  • Oak Forest Police Department
  • Mount Prospect Police Department
  • Stickney Public Health District
  • Suburban Access, Inc.
  • Tinley Park Police Department
  • West Suburban Hospital

Contact

Jamie Farrell
AgeOptions
(708)383-0258
jamie.farrell@ageoptions.org

Fatality Review Team Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Fatality Review Teams meet four times per year.

All meetings will be 2:30 – 4:30 pm at AgeOptions
1048 Lake St., Second Floor, Oak Park

Phone: (708)383-0258

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held virtually. Please see the meeting agendas for information on how to access the virtual open meeting.

*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 Agendas

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Fatality Review Team Meeting Minutes

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