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Meeting Name: Criminal Justice Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/12/2024 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing Reconvened from 5/20/2024
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23-5021 1 REQUESTING A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS AND RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH COUNTY STAKEHOLDERS ON THE INVESTIGATIONS OF MISSING AND MURDERED BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA WHEREAS, Black women and girls in the U.S. are disproportionately at risk for abuse, exploitation and homicide. In the Chicago area, an alarming number of Black women have been killed and their murders remain unsolved; and WHEREAS, in 2020, 268,884 women were reported missing in the U.S., nearly 100,000 were Black women and girls. Black women account for less than 15% of the U.S. population, but more than one-third of all missing women; and WHEREAS, there are significant gaps in national law enforcement data about the murders of Black women; for nearly half of the killings of Black women and girls in 2020, the FBI’s supplementary homicide report lists the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator as “unknown”; and WHEREAS, Chicago based organizations and leaders have been actively seeking answers   Not available Not available