Over the past 20 years, the tireless work of many organizations and leaders has driven significant reform in how juveniles are treated by justice systems across the country. While there is much to celebrate, challenges on the federal and state levels threaten this momentum, and reform advocates are taking the lead on the substantial work yet to be done to improve the lives of youth involved with the law.
Join a conversation on progress and the road ahead for juvenile justice reform in Illinois, featuring the following national and local perspectives:
Julie Biehl, Director, Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University Barbara Flynn Currie, State Representative, 25th District Laurie Garduque, Director of Justice Reform, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center Xavier McElrath-Bey, Senior Advisor and National Advocate, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Ben Roe, Resident Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit Court Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Hon. George Timberlake, Chair, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission Laura Washington, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times (moderator)