The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County has published the results of monitoring of the Model Bond Court Initiative, measuring 7 key performance figures. Among the information reported is the jail population over the period from October 2017- March 2018, the amount of bond set as the result of the new policies, and the court attendance rate for those achieving pretrial release.
Some highlights of the report show:
● General Population - From October 2017 to March 2018, the General Population decreased 12.1 %
● Confined Population - From October 2017 to March 2018, the Confined Population also decreased 12.1 %
● Nearly 7 out of 10 of the felony defendants appearing in bond court received a non-monetary bond.
● 88.5% of the felony defendants released as of March 31, 2018 have successfully appeared for all scheduled court hearings to date.
● 90.8% of the felony defendants release as of March 31, 2018 have not been charged with a new offense while in the community. and;
● Overall, less than 0.4% of all defendants released as of March 31, 2018 were charged with committing a new violent offense while in the community. (out of 8,671 released)