COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE RELEASES MORE PUBLIC DATA IN FOXX’S COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY
October 9, 2020
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces four new data projects in her steadfast commitment to transparency as she oversees the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. These publicly available projects include:
The CCSAO’s open data now reflects cases through September 29th, 2020, including 415k people, 955k charges, 818k dispositions, 243k sentences and 21.5k diversion programs. This update includes all felony cases brought to the CCSAO this summer in this time of civil unrest during a global pandemic. State’s Attorney Foxx was the first prosecutor’s office to release open data like this, viewable to the public.
Over the last two years, the office has been part of a project around Prosecutorial Performance Indicators. This project brought together four prosecutorial jurisdictions from Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois to explore the full spectrum of prosecutorial priorities and craft quantitative metrics around them. The project’s initial data set was just released and, now as a result, The CCSAO will be building out a dashboard of PPIs available to both staff and the public. Last week, State’s Attorney Foxx spoke at a press conference about this work and how valuable it is.
October marks domestic violence awareness month and the CCSAO now has a new portion of our site dedicated to domestic violence and sexual assault. This page includes value information and resources for victims as well as explanations of how our office handles these types of cases. Beyond these critical resources, we in concert with the sexual assault advocacy community, have created a new dashboard that explores what has happened with sexual assault cases over the years.
The State’s Attorney’s Office will continue to use data to inform our work and will provide updates when publicly available to further ensure our commitment to transparency and justice.