By Eric F. Rinehart · September 2, 2021
Welcome to the Lake County State’s Attorney Data Dashboard. I’m excited to launch the first ever public data dashboard from the State’s Attorney’s office.
I want to thank the many people who have worked hard to launch this dashboard as well as those whose support has made it a reality. Specifically, I’d like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice at Loyola University Chicago.
As State’s Attorney, I am fighting for all Lake County families to make our beautiful county safer and fairer for all people — regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation. Part of that fight is to collect, analyze, and share data with the public in order to have a more engaged and educated community. We must always strive to live up to the ideal of providing “equal justice for all.”
We are committed to building and using the data infrastructure needed now, and in the decades to come, to make sure we do our job to the best of our ability. This dashboard is a critical part of that data infrastructure as well as our dedication to be a transparent and accountable prosecutor’s office. If there are disparities in our justice system, the public and the Lake County legal community need to be made aware so that reforms can be made.
I look forward to growing the data available to our residents through this dashboard as we continue to update the current data and add new metrics and trends as more data becomes available.