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Garvin G. Ambrose

Chief, Bureau of Administrative Services, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Garvin Ambrose is the Chief of the Bureau of Administrative Services at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In this role he leads over 360 union and non-union administrative professionals in operating the second largest unified Prosecutor’s office in the country. Prior to this role, Ambrose served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County from 2005 to 2013, and then as Chief of Staff to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez from 2014 to 2016. Ambrose was previously appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy to be the State Victim Advocate in Connecticut. In that role he advocated for, was instrumental in the creation of, and served as Chairman of Connecticut’s first Victims’ Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission. He was nominated for the 2014 Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leaders in the Law” award, and in 2013 received an award from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence as one of the “First 100 Men” who are dedicated to working against domestic violence.

Ambrose is an active member and mentor of the 100 Black Men of Chicago youth mentoring organization, where he also serves on the Bylaws committee. He is an advisory board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Programs Committee of ChildServ, which aims to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. In 2016, he was selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. Ambrose earned his BS in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001 and his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2005.