Cindy Hora

Cindy Hora received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She worked in the Illinois Supreme Court Research Department and interned with the Alaska Court of Appeals.  Cindy spent almost two decades with the Criminal Division of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office, representing the state in all levels of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.  After leaving state service, Cindy worked for three years at a private law firm, representing Alaska Native Corporations, municipal governments, and tribal governments.  Before relocating to Illinois, she worked at the Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights, representing crime victims, and asserting their rights throughout the criminal justice process.   The National Crime Victims Law Institute honored her in 2006 with a Legal Advocacy Award.  In February 2007, Cindy joined the Crime Victim Services Division in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw various crime victim programs and worked on legislation. She was one of the primary drafters of the constitutional amendment for crime victims’ rights that was approved by Illinois voters in November 2014, as well as the statute implementing the amendment.  Cindy retired in April 2019 and now lives in Colorado Springs.

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