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    Chicago Appleseed

    Using Data to Reform Electronic Monitoring in Cook County 

    Cook County, IL

    Cook County, Illinois, has one of the largest pretrial electronic monitoring programs in the country, and people being monitored are concentrated in Chicago’s majorityBlack and Latine neighborhoods. Although Black people make up less than a quarter of Cook County’s population, 44 percent of people in the county’s electronic monitoring program are Black men under 30 years old, making them the largest group on electronic monitoring in the county. Chicago Appleseed, an organization in Cook County, aims to devise strategies to advance systemic reforms of the county’s electronic monitoring system.

    With Catalyst Grant funding, Chicago Appleseed will conduct a policy scan; analyze publicly available data on electronic monitoring from the Cook County Sheriff's Office, such as participant demographics, success and failure rates, and false alerts; and develop a report to educate policymakers on its findings. With this work, Chicago Appleseed will provide policymakers with accurate information about how electronic monitoring works to promote a more equitable and effective system.


    2023 Grantees

    Beyond the Bars
    Miami Gardens, FL

    Black Voters Matter
    Fulton County, GA

    Center for Policing Equity
    St. Louis, MO

    Chicago Appleseed
    Cook County, IL

    Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
    Los Angeles, CA

    DC Fiscal Policy Institute
    Washington, DC

    Forward Through Ferguson
    St. Louis City and County, MO

    Freedom Community Center
    St. Louis, MO

    Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association
    Cuyahoga County, OH

    Homeward Bound
    Dallas County, TX

    Sacramento, CA

    Innovate Memphis
    Memphis, TN

    Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice
    Washtenaw County, MI

    Just Communities Arizona
    Pima County, AZ

    Justice Management Institute
    New Orleans, LA

    Mediation and Restorative Services
    Anoka County, MN

    People of Progression
    Outagamie County, WI

    Phoenix Youth and Family Services
    Ashley County, Bradley County, Chicot County, Desha County, and Drew County, AR

    Project Curate
    Harris County, TX

    Pillars of the Community
    San Diego, CA

    Safer Foundation
    Cook County, IL

    San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project
    San Francisco, CA

    Starting Over, Inc.
    Riverside County, CA

    Denver, CO

    United Way of South Central Michigan
    Jackson County, MI