In September of 2019, Sheriff John D. Idleburg introduced a new collaborative partnership with the Lake County Community: Criminal Justice Community Council (CJCC). Since its creation, the council has grown to encompassing 20 Lake County organizations who have CJCC voting rights, over 10 additional other participating Lake County organizations, along with other members of the community.
The CJCC is a strategy of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. The Safety and Justice Challenge’s goal is to develop and model effective ways to keep people out of jail who do not pose a threat to public safety, more effectively reintegrate to community upon release, and help reduce recidivism while identifying and working towards reducing racial ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.
A newly developed website, Facebook Page, and Twitter Page, increasing the transparency of the CJCC was launched this week. The website contains information about the council and the Safety and Justice Challenge strategies, equity in the criminal justice system, contributing members, meeting agendas, and more.
The website’s address is: https://www.lakecountycjcc.org/
Facebook handle: @LakeILcjcc (https://www.facebook.com/LakeILcjcc)
Twitter handle: @LakeIL_cjcc (https://twitter.com/LakeIL_cjcc)
Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “I am very proud of the collaboration and dedication of those participating in the Criminal Justice Community Council. It is so important for the community to have a platform like this to provide us input and guidance. This collaborative effort encompasses a motivated group of stakeholders who are working to improve the criminal justice system through innovative solutions, which will keep our community safe while working to eliminate inequities in the system.”