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Meeting Name: Criminal Justice Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/9/2016 12:15 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Proposed Substitute for item #16-1065.pdf
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16-1425 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 1/12/2016approvePass Action details Not available
16-1023 1 Review Recommendations of the League of Women VotersResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF COOK COUNTY IN ITS REPORT REGARDING PRE-TRIAL SYSTEMS WHEREAS, the issue of pre-trial processes is of paramount importance to the criminal justice system of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the League of Women Voters of Cook County commissioned a study to evaluate the effectiveness and fairness of the pre-trial operation of the County’s criminal justice system; and WHEREAS, the League’s study, spanning more than eighteen months, coincided with nationwide public pressure to reduce the number of individuals in jail and in prison and to investigate alternatives to incarceration; and WHEREAS, a number of issues have arisen with respect to bond court, pre-trial assessment, diversion programs, mental illness, and collaboration among public officials, their offices, and other stakeholders; and WHEREAS, the study included interviews with a wide variety of people and uncovered consensus on a range of issues impacting the pre-trial system. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pre-Trial Systems Reporecommend for approvalPass Action details Not available
16-1065 2 CALLING FOR THE DIGNIFIED TREATMENT OF CENTRAL AMERICAN ASYLUM SEEKERSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION SUBSTITUTE TO ITEM 16-1065-2nd RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE DIGNIFIED TREATMENT OF CENTRAL AMERICAN ASYLUM SEEKERS WHEREAS, Cook County is a “Fair and Equal County for Immigrants,” as defined in 07-R-240; and WHEREAS, Cook County is home to over one million immigrants with residents from Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa; and WHEREAS, Cook County has benefitted culturally, socially and economically from the diversity of its residents; and WHEREAS, the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have some of the world’s highest rates of violence, causing a refugee crisis; and WHEREAS, Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans have been displaced by endemic violence, the majority of whom are women and children; and WHEREAS, Violence against women and children is pervasive and the Central American governments have failed to protect their citizens; and WHEREAS, The number of asylum applications from Central American countries to neighboring countries has increased thirteen fold since 2008; and WHEREAS, Those who purecommend for approval as substitutedPass Action details Not available