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The Chicago Justice Project (CJP) is an independent, non profit research organization. We strive to access and analyze data from criminal justice agencies to promote evidence based reforms that will better serve the justice needs of local communities.
The Chicago Justice Project was founded in February of 2007 with our mission to improve communities understanding and participation with the criminal justice system. Our work is designed to remove critical roadblocks to an open and just system of policing and criminal justice policy in the metropolitan Chicago area. CJP’s goal is to give people access to the information they need to assess - and improve - justice patterns and practices in the region. CJP aims to enable effective uses of government records to address crucial concern for community residents, advocates, and other stakeholders. CJP sustains dialogues and collaboration with members of impacted communities to move this effort forward through our 15 member Community Advisory Board who range from violence against women advocates to academic experts to representatives from community based organizations.