Racial Equity Cohort Fellowship
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Cook County, Ill., IL
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Best in Category)
Builds a community-centered led process for engaging justice-impacted individuals alongside people working directly in offices that administer the criminal justice processes in our county. Partners with organizations providing facilitation and Restorative Justice , Trauma-informed care and Violence intervention trainings and technical support from Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (C-ROAR), and Everyday Democracy and Justice Systems Partners. Opens and facilitates dialogue between justice-impacted individuals and those working across the system to identify inequities in Cook County agencies including the Sheriffâs Office, Office of the Chief Judge, Public Defenderâs Office, and Stateâs Attorneyâs Office. This effort is co-coordinated by the Justice Advisory Council and the Office of the Chief Judge.