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For the first time ever, we have access to more than two decades of Cook County court data.

But numbers aren't the story. People are.

Have you had an experience with the Cook County court system that you’d like to share? We’d like to hear from you.

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Welcome to The Circuit’s Facebook community! This group is a space for those who are interested in the Cook County Circuit Court system and want to discuss issues related to our justice system. It’s a space for people to share their experiences, ask questions, educate one another and connect about issues of justice. Join the community.

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The Circuit engagement team works to keep the project’s data and in-depth reporting transparent and accessible. It’s important that those most affected by the Cook County court system, especially Black and Latinx people, can have access to and participate in this work. Click on this link to stay updated on events and announcements for The Circuit.

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Injustice Watch

Injustice Watch is a non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality.

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