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Criminal Justice

Mission: To eradicate the effects of institutional racism in our criminal justice system through advocacy, direct action and education.

Goal #1A

After the Civilian Review Board is established, there will be support for the Board to ensure its success until 2025.

Goal #2

To reduce by 20%, racial disparities in stops by Winnebago County Police (City of Rockford, Sheriff, Park District and other private Police) and African Americans, Latinos and White people by incorporating Community Policing Tactics by 2025.

Goal #3

The County of Winnebago, Illinois will support program alternatives to incarceration and rehabilitation and support community-based programs intended to address the root causes of crime in Winnebago County by 2025; fulfilling the promises made to the community when the residents supported the one-penny sales tax on November 5, 2002.

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We are thrilled to share that through our collaborative effort, we have accomplished our first goal!

Yes! Success!

Goal #1 was "The City of Rockford will create a racially diverse Civilian Review Board by 2021 made up of non-police members to provide input related to investigations resulting from police action." 

In January of 2022, Rockford City Council approved the creation of a Civilian Oversight Board. 

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How to Join

The Criminal Justice Team meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 pm. 

If you are interested in learning more about the team or would like to attend a meeting, please contact Steve Delap

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