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Chief of Women and Family Services

Tangenise Porter | Chief of Women and Family Services

Tangenise Porter was appointed Chief of Women and Family Services on February 1, 2020. In this role, she actively formulates policy development and gender responsive practices for the Women’s Division to support the agency’s mission for programming and reentry.

Porter has held several leadership positions for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office-- Special Assistant to the first Deputy Chief of Staff, the Community Relations Unit and manager for the Juvenile Justice and Advocacy Unit. She collaborated with the mental health and medical departments to ensure the needs of detainees were met. In addition, she provided peer support and crisis intervention for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for the Courts Corrections and Police.

Porter earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Governors State University and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.