Reshaping Criminal "Justice" in Cook County and Illinois

Presented by the Collaboration for Justice

Program Panelists Include...

Sharone Mitchell

Director, Illinois Justice Project & Chicago Appleseed Board Member

Amy Campanelli

Cook County Public Defender

Ali Abid

Program Coordinator, Cook County Justice Advisory Council

Alexa Van Brundt

Professor of Law & Director of the MacArthur Justice Center Clinic at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Jobi Cates

Executive Director & Founder, Restore Justice

Randolph Stone

Retired Professor of Law & Director of the Madel Legal Aid Clinic at University of Chicago Law School

Sarah Staudt

Senior Policy Analyst & Staff Attorney, Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers

Collab for Justice - 2020 October Forum

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"Cook County Courts Massively Behind on Criminal Cases"

Sarah Staudt for Chicago Appleseed & Chicago Council of Lawyers (September 24, 2020)

"Cook County E-Court: Evaluating the Circuit Court's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Looking Toward the Future"

Chicago Appleseed & Chicago Council of Lawyers (August 2020)


"Examination of the Quality and Capacity of Stationhouse Representation in Cook County

Chicago Appleseed & Chicago Council of Lawyers (August 2020)


Why is the Cook County Jail Population Rising?

Connor Echols & Jonah Newman for Injustice Watch (July 17, 2020)


Amid One of the Nation’s Worst Coronavirus Outbreaks, a Shortage of Ankle Monitor Kept Some People in Jail

Kira Lerner for The Appeal (June 2, 2020)

"Vision for a Just Pretrial System: How to End Money Bond and Increase Pretrial Freedom"

Coalition to End Money Bond (January 2020)