How the Restorative Justice Community Court Improves Outcomes and Can Benefit Your Clients (07/26/22)
Join us for a seminar featuring administrators in the Avondale Restorative Justice Community Court (RJCC), including program coordinators, a judge, and a state’s attorney. Learn what the RJCC is, how to refer cases to the RJCC, other forms of deferred prosecution, and how you can get involved.
Judge Beatriz Santiago, Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Santiago currently presides over traffic and misdemeanor matters at the 3rd Municipal District of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She also presides over the restorative justice court located in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. She was previously assigned to the First Municipal District of the Circuit Court of Cook County-Traffic Division and various Misdemeanors and Preliminary Hearing Branch Courts throughout Cook County. Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Santiago worked at the Cook County Public Defender office as an assistant public defender.
Sarah Kaufman, Assistant State’s Attorney with the Alternative Prosecution and Sentencing Unit for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She handles the Rehabilitative Alternative Probation (RAP) Court at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse as well as the Restorative Justice Community Court in Avondale. She has practiced as an Assistant State’s Attorney since 2007 and was previously assigned to the Narcotics Bureau and Child Support Enforcement Division before joining the Alternative Prosecution and Sentencing unit in 2010.
Margaret Kulujian, Avondale Restorative Justice Community Court
Mark Dobrzycki, Avondale Restorative Justice Community Court
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