Category: Cook County

MacArthur Awards $11.3 Million for Justice Reform Efforts

Philanthropy News Digest By Philanthropy News Digest Staff The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants totaling $11.3 million to eight U.S. counties and cities seeking to create fairer, more effective justice systems. Awarded as part of the foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a $100 million initiative launched in 2015 with the …

Continue reading

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night out of Jail

The Wall Street Journal By Shibani Mahtani When Harold Boone was released last month from Cook County jail after a weeklong stay on a misdemeanor charge, he didn’t know if he was going to have an apartment to return to. “I was thinking, here we go again, I had no idea where my help would come …

Continue reading