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The Clerk of the Circuit Court issued the following statement in response to an inquiry about upgrading its computerized system for criminal justice information in Cook County: 

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The Clerk of Court’s computerized system is already programmed to share its criminal justice information with the Sheriff’s Office. However, as the Sheriff’s Information Technology (IT) staff  conveyed to the Court Clerk’s Office last week, the Sheriff’s computer system is not programmed to receive this data, and it will only be ready to receive a portion of the information by the end of October. The Sheriff’s Office reported that it will install a new computer system, and it will be one year before that system will be ready to accept all of the Clerk’s Office’s computerized data. 

The Clerk of the Circuit Court’s criminal information data is computerized and ready to be shared with criminal justice agencies electronically.

For almost 13 years, Clerk Brown has  sought the cooperation of the Sheriff’s Office and others to improve the processes of integrated criminal justice and information sharing among criminal justice agencies through the Cook County Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CCICJIS) Committee, which was established in 2002.

Through CCICJIS, Clerk Brown continues to be committed to working with the Sheriff and all of the heads of criminal justice agencies to implement an integrated criminal justice information system.

Please find attached, Clerk Brown’s series of letters to the Sheriff’s Office over the years, regarding the CCICJIS Project Management Team.

Additionally, you may access the CCICJIS  Strategic Plan and Detailed Plan of Action reports here.

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