Friends and Colleagues:
On behalf of the Cook County Safety + Justice Challenge Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to attend a community conversation on criminal justice reform. As part of the Safety + Justice Challenge Network, sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Cook County is developing strategies to reduce unnecessary use of jail detention and racial and ethnic disparities while preserving public safety. At these round table community conversations we will seek your feedback on strategies that include an automated telephone court reminder system; pretrial release strategies; and diversion at the arrest point.
Your input is greatly valued in helping Cook County develop effective strategies to safely reduce the use of jail while keeping our communities safe.
Please see the attached invitation and click on the link to register for one of these events or register by clicking the following:
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 (Loyola’s Lakeshore Community Partner Office): https://cook-safety-justice-north.eventbrite.com
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (Lawndale Christian Health Center): https://cook-safety-justice-west.eventbrite.com
Registration will remain open until capacity is reached, slots are limited so please RSVP soon.
For more information, contact Bryant Jackson Green, Office of the Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, (312) 603-2923, Bryant.JacksonGreen@cookcountyil.gov.