CPD Domestic Violence Database

On February 17, 2017 the Chicago Justice Project filed the following FOIA request with the Chicago Police Department: Please provide the following records in digital format under Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act: A.  Please provide the database records related to domestic violence that were provide to ABC Chicago News and are reported on in this[…]

Violene Against Women Event Invitation

Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth

Join Steve Edwards, from the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, as he moderates a discussion among journalists, advocates for survivors, and criminal justice leaders, for a discussion about violence against women, its news coverage, and the potential for increased data access to impact the public discussion. This event is Sold Out! The[…]

sexual assault

Lack of Reliable Sexual Assault Numbers

The mere idea that anyone, including the agencies of our criminal justice system, has a real grasp on how often women are sexually assaulted in our city is nonsense  In fact the real decisions about how many sexual assault complaints end up in the final numbers are significantly impacted by decisions made in the shadows[…]