CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Tuesday morning conference, several of the state's leading policymakers and justice reform advocates will discuss community safety and reform measures to decrease time in jail and juvenile detention and reduce costly court fees that burden poor defendants.
WHO - Speakers at The Collaborative meeting will include:
- Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board;
- Amy Campenelli, Cook County Public Defender;
- State Representatives Carol Ammons, D-Urbana; Steve Andersson, R-Geneva; Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, and Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago.
WHAT - The Collaborative is a group of about 150 policymakers, administrators, formerly incarcerated people, and community advocates committed to reducing crime and incarceration and to promoting effective alternatives to incarceration and effective reentry policies and practices. The meeting is convened by the Illinois Justice Project, a non-profit civic organization, that engages in criminal justice reform efforts to promote policies that will make our communities safer and reduce recidivism among youth and adults.
WHEN – 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. President Preckwinkle will deliver the Keynote Address at 8:10 a.m.
WHERE - Union League Club, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
For full agenda, visit www.ILJP.org.
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SOURCE Illinois Justice Project