Protecting Pretrial Freedom: Two Years of Bond Reform in Cook County – The Coalition to End Money Bond

25 Years of Impactful Grant Making: Gun Violence Prevention Research Supported by the Joyce Foundation – The Joyce Foundation

Sentences of Incarceration Decline Sharply, Public Safety Improves During Kim Foxx’s Second Year in Office – report by Reclaim Chicago, The People’s Lobby, and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice

Evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s Random Reviews of Body-Worn Camera Recordings – Office of the Inspector General

After the Trail: A Legal Toolkit for Prisoners and Their Loved Ones – City Bureau

Pursuing Pretrial Freedom: The Urgent Need for Bond Reform in Illinois – Coalition to End Money Bond

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) at 25: Insights From the Annual Results Reports – Annie E. Casey Foundation

Resources for Justice Involved/Reentry Adults – Workforce GPS

Women and Girls Serving Life Sentences – The Sentencing Project

The Plain View Project – database of public Facebook posts and comments made by current and former police officers from several jurisdictions across the United States

Review of the Chicago Police Department’s Management of School Resource Officers Follow-Up Inquiry – Office of the Inspector General

Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities – report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Restorative Community Conferencing: A study of Community Works West’s restorative justice youth diversion program in Alameda County – report from Impact Justice

The Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago: A Research-Based Reorientation of Violence Prevention and Intervention Policy – report from UIC Great Cities Institute

Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today’s Leaders – report from Brennan Center for Justice

2019 Illinois Guide to Re-Entry – from the Education Justice Project

The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players – report from Worth Rises

The Citizen’s Police Data Project from Invisible Institute – tracking allegations of police misconduct in Chicago

Searchable database of allegations of police misconduct nationwide, from a partnership between Invisible Institute and USA Today

The Chicago Police Department’s Compliance with the Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act Follow-Up Inquiry – Report from the Office of the Inspector General from April 24, 2019

Report on Chicago’s gang database from the Office of the Inspector General

Report from #ErasetheDatabase on Chicago’s gang database

Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises shared out #AcceptUs #NotKillUs, “a zine that traces back the history of police violence on people with disabilities and community resistance in Chicago between 2013 and 2018”

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019 from The Prison Policy Institute

Incarceration Reform – A Digital Resource for Criminal Justice Reform

Research Across the Walls: A Guide to Participatory Research Projects & Partnerships to Free Criminalized Survivors from Mariame Kaba

For the data-driven people out there, publicly available data from the State’s Attorney’s Office here. Learn more about their data reports here.


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Envisioning Justice Digest Editor

Tyreece Williams, Special Projects Coordinator
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