The average daily population of Cook County Jail has decreased by close to 40% over the past few years, from 10,000 to about 6,000 today. This remarkable drop is the result of many people and organizations who have worked together toward a common goal: reducing the use of monetary bail so that those accused but not convicted of non-violent crimes receive the support they need to be productive citizens.

Recently, the Office of the Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge released the Bond Court Dashboard . With support from the "Stakeholder Group" ( Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle , Sheriff Tom Dart , Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx , Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli , Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown , and Circuit Court Chief Judge Tim Evans), the Dashboard is intended to both track progress towards the common goal of reducing the jail population and also to identify where the system can make greater progress