Never Fully Free Addressing Harm of Permanent Punishments (10/27/20)
There are an estimated 3.3 million adults who have been arrested or convicted of a crime in Illinois and a vast web of 1,189 Illinois laws that function as permanent punishments - barriers that limit human rights and restrict access to the crucial resources needed to re-build lives.
Heartland Alliance will present these research findings alongside legal aid organizations that work in the areas of law where you can advocate for the most impact as a pro bono attorney such as employment, housing, and education.
Katie Buitrago, Director of Research, Heartland Alliance
Cynthia Cornelius, Director of Programs, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Aileen Flanagan, Senior Attorney, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Hosing
Carlton Mayers II, Senior Policy Manager, Heartland Alliance
Ina Silvergleid, Expungement Attorney, Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
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