Cook County - MacArthur Safety & Justice Challenge

  • IL


50 West Washington St.
Room 2600
United States

About Us

The Cook County MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Stakeholders (the offices of the Chief Judge, the Board President, the Sheriff, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the State’s Attorney, and the Public Defender) (“SJC Stakeholders”) are committed to collaborative criminal justice reform efforts to reduce the County’s jail population, address the racial and ethnic disparities in arrest and incarceration, and engage the residents of Cook County in a collaborative community dialogue on criminal justice reform. Over the past two years, the SJC Stakeholders have worked to develop a joint strategy to bring together the differing criminal justice agencies in the County along with the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System to develop program and strategies to address these issues to implement the MacArthur Safety & Justice Challenge grant.