Chicago Appleseed - Fund for Justice

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The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) is a joint group composed of members of the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers. The CJAC has been engaged in a two-year project to ensure that indigent criminal defendants in Chicago’s felony preliminary hearing courtrooms receive the public defense required by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by Illinois law.

Our report is now available here: Ensuring the Public Defense of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Cook County. There is also an Executive Summary available.

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