Reports on the state of our criminal legal system, and on initiatives to improve it, continued to proliferate while we were enjoying the summer.
The revised documents that you will find at the tabs Getting Involved, and Books, Reports and Articles, provide fresh data about how system operates and thoughtful commentary on topics such as diversion from incarceration, repurposing of prisons and recognizing the humanity of those who have been incarcerated.
The revised documents that you will find at Getting Involved, and Upcoming Events contain links to information about some of the opportunities that we have this fall to celebrate with those whose efforts are transforming the conversation about justice reform in Illinois and who are serving the needs of those who are impacted by the system.:
- Reading Between the Lines, on September 8: https://www.readingbetweenthelines.org/donate
- The Illinois Prison Project, on September 22: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/illinois-prison-project-gala-tickets-391117943297
- Restore Justice, on October https://secure.givelively.org/event/restore-justice-foundation/impacted-excellence, and
- The John Howard Association, on October 26: https://www.thejha.org/events/blakinger.
As always, the revised documents in these and other sections of the website continue to contain links to the wealth of resources that have been accumulating over the past months and years, to provide the basis for each of us to define and pursue our roles in the efforts to reform the criminal legal system.
Please feel free to let others who may be interested know of these resources.
Thank you for all that you do.