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Cook County Jail launches new risk assessment tool

Nearly three-fourths of the men and women in Cook County Jail are behind bars for nonviolent crimes. Many could be safely released, but they remain in detention because they can’t afford to post bond. The human cost of this overreliance …

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Cook County receives public safety grant

Following on the work of Civic Consulting Alliance and others to reduce the Cook County Jail population, Cook County will now receive a $150,000 planning grant from the MacArthur Foundation to help continue to reduce the number of nonviolent offenders …

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Planning a new future for Cook County’s public health system

What happens when one of the largest public hospital systems in the country starts getting paid to keep patients healthy, not just to respond to the sick? The Affordable Care Act required the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) …

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On the ground floor with the Cook County Public Defender’s office

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Cook County’s public safety agencies are going digital

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Graduate students tackle public policy issues in Cook County

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Connecting Cook County

The average Cook County family doles out $10,000 annually on train tickets, bus┬ápasses, car payments, and gas. Second only to housing as a yearly expense, transportation┬áposes a financial burden to many families in our region…

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Reimagining training at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office

The Cook County Public Defender is charged with providing a quality criminal defense for individuals who cannot afford legal representation. This is no small feat: the Public Defender’s Office handles nearly 90 percent of cases going through Cook County’s court …

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Protecting Cook County’s natural heritage for the next century

As the oldest and largest forest preserve in the nation, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County provides education, relaxation, and recreation to millions of County residents and visitors each year while protecting nearly 70,000 acres of open space…

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Our time at the Cook County State’s Attorney office

Earlier this year, Civic Consulting welcomed two Deloitte fellows to the team, Kayla Abrahamson and Anna Kwawer.

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