UCF Alumni: The Faith and Dreams of Alexcia Cox ’02

For nearly two decades, Alexcia Cox ’02 has been pursuing justice for victims of domestic violence in Palm Beach County. In her role as Deputy Chief Assistant to the Palm Beach County State Attorney, Cox is passionate about the grueling, heartbreaking work that she and her equally committed team are tasked with daily.

“As soon as one case closes out,” Cox says, “There are five to ten other cases right behind it.”

That’s just the reality of her job, she says. A limited number of attorneys, and an unlimited number of crimes. Her unit brings in approximately 4,000 misdemeanor and felony cases a year.

“I started in the domestic violence unit,” Cox says. “I prosecuted misdemeanor domestic violence cases.”

It was there that she developed a passion for domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence cases. Cox rose to the position of Chief of the domestic violence unit, a position she has held for over a decade. She is also on the executive leadership team and serves as the Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney for the entire office. Her responsibilities include supervising satellite offices, several attorneys, and units within the office.

“I take pride in being able to protect the women, children, and men in our community and be a voice for them in court, especially when they are going through one of the toughest situations they will face in their lives,” Cox says.

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