Success of Model Bond Court Initiative Reported

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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)
 
To review the entire report, please click here.