Efficiency is one of the cornerstones of justice.
Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough to strive for greater efficiency, today’s economic climate compels us to work not only harder, but much smarter.
Inefficiency, in all of its forms, is costly. It wastes valuable and desperately needed resources, monetary and human. The cost can be seen in every corner and at every level of the criminal justice system, though it is most readily apparent in our overcrowded jails.
Many of our colleagues from criminal justice systems in different parts of the state and country have been successful at increasing efficiency in their efforts. We have asked a few of them to come and share their success stories. While their jurisdictions may not be identical to ours, each example makes clear that efficiency begins with a mindset that applies to all types of organizations, including the Cook County Criminal Justice System. Please join us.
Tom Wartowski, Assistant State’s Attorney in Winnebago County, IL (retired)
- Paul Logli, State’s Attorney and Circuit Judge in Winnebago County, IL (Retired), Past President of the NDAA
- Pamela Dembe, President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- Gregory Thomas, Chief of Police of the City of Aurora, Illinois
- Randolph Stone, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Projects
Monday, April 29, 2013, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Loyola University Corboy Law Center
Kasbeer Hall, Floor 15
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL
- Loyola University’s Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program (MUAPP)
- Loyola University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
- American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
To guarantee your spot, click here to register for this free event. Seating is limited