Convicted In Cook Release!

This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Convicted in Cook

 We are proud to announce the release of Convicted In Cook! This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative and FreeGeek Chicago.

This site offers the first of its kind deep dive into five years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The data used for this site took CJP over two years of of hard work to open.

Remember that Cook County is not only the home to the largest unified court system in the country, but also the largest prosecutors office in the country, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the largest jail, the Cook County Jail.

This site offers the first detailed look at how the vast majority of cases that come through the Cook County Courts are for nonviolent misdemeanors or drugs despite the media’s obsession with street violence.

Please take some time to learn about our the Circuit Court of Cook County through our new website.

Visit Convicted in Cook here:  Link

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Smart Chicago Collaborative


Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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