The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.
Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.
These were the top-voted reforms in safety and justice.
- safety and justice -
1. Reform the justice system to incorporate restorative justice and other healing practices instead of jail, especially for non-violent events.
2. Invest in a public health approach to ending gun violence in all of our communities.
3. Reform the police department to address issues concerning mental health, implicit bias, and the lack of transparency among the force.
4. Divert funds from the City of Chicago's $4 million/day Policing Budget and invest in mental health services and youth jobs and recreation.