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The Freedom of Information Center

CJP believes that the Freedom of Information Act is a vital tool for communities to learn about the actions of the criminal justice agencies working on their behalf. CJP ardently supports a robust Freedom of Information Act and is a frequent user of the rights afford Illinois residents under the legislation.

Data Sets Available for Download

In this section of our site you will find the data sets CJP has available for download. These data sets are frequently updated.

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How to Add or Upload Data to CJP’s Available Sets

CJP will allow other transparency advocates, journalists, and researchers to send us their data to be added to the data sets that are available for download.

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Relevant Documents of Interest

In this section you will be able to access documents we believe will be of interest to those that are interested in transparency in the criminal justice system in Chicago.

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Active FOIAs

Here you can taccess the current requests CJP has filed with criminal justice agencies in Chicago and Cook County under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

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Who maintains IPRA’s data? Not IPRA. Apr 13, 2015

It turns out IPRA - the civilian police accountability organization - does not maintain control over their own data and must seek CPD assistance in accessing the data IPRA creates & stores in the CPD's CLEAR database system.

OEMC FOIA Updated Calls For Service Data 033015 Mar 31, 2015

This is our updated FOIA requesting call level data related to calls for Chicago Police service to the Office of Emergency Management & Communications

Cook County State's Attorney's Office FOIA - Felony Review Mar 23, 2015

This FOIA request is the start of CJP's campaign to open the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's data for public access. Here we request data related to 5 years of Felony Review cases.

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