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Ensuring the Public Defense of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Cook County (August 2015)

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‚Äôs felony preliminary hearing courtrooms receive the public defense required by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution… Read more →