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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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Blog Entries
A Dialogue on Police Accountability and Justice May 19, 2016

CJP's panel on police accountability and justice comes on the heels of the scathing report from the Police Accountability Task Force & the ongoing federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department.

Media Practices Must Change with Chicago Police Practices Mar 18, 2016

It is nearly impossible for the CPD to institute changes to their practices if the media doesn't change their exploitative reporting practices.

Chicago Police Board Information Center Sep 30, 2015

CJP's new website dedicated to increasing the transparency of the Chicago Police Board.

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