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File #: 14-6633    Version: Name: Requiring Quarterly Reports to the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Criminal Justice Reforms
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/17/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/19/2014 Final action: 11/19/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUIRING QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS WHEREAS, the 2014 and 2015 Cook County Budgets have placed an emphasis on containing the high costs of the criminal justice system; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners needs relevant data to determine future budgets; and WHEREAS, various Cook County offices funded by the Board of Commissioners participate in the criminal justice system; and WHEREAS, the preservation of the public's safety is the number one goal of an effective criminal justice system; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Public Safety stakeholders, including the Chief Judge, Sheriff, State's Attorney, Public Defender, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Justice Advisory Council and President of the Cook County Board have agreed to engage in various initiatives to achieve the shared goals of increasing the safety of the public and reducing the cost of criminal justice through reduction...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

REQUIRING QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS

WHEREAS, the 2014 and 2015 Cook County Budgets have placed an emphasis on containing the high costs of the criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners needs relevant data to determine future budgets; and

WHEREAS, various Cook County offices funded by the Board of Commissioners participate in the criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, the preservation of the public's safety is the number one goal of an effective criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Public Safety stakeholders, including the Chief Judge, Sheriff, State's Attorney, Public Defender, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Justice Advisory Council and President of the Cook County Board have agreed to engage in various initiatives to achieve the shared goals of increasing the safety of the public and reducing the cost of criminal justice through reductions in the cost and population of the Cook County Department of Corrections; and

WHEREAS, each of the stakeholders has undertaken significant programs to protect the public, reduce violence and crime through education, supervision and diversion from traditional criminal justice strategies; and

WHEREAS, each of the programs and strategies employed has the potential of reducing the overall 2016 Cook County budget through reducing the Cook County Department of Corrections population; and

WHEREAS, each of the programs could have measurable savings for the County if proper data is collected and evaluated; and

WHEREAS, having funded such programs it is in the interest of the County Board President and the Board of Commissioners to receive regular updates to ensure transparency and accountability on the various programs aimed at reducing Cook County costs and the Cook County Department of Corrections population; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that by January 15, 2...

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