Monthly Archives: January 2015

Juvenile and Criminal Justice Experts ‘Very Pleased’ with Gov. Rauner Appointments

Juvenile justice reformers loudly applauded three of new Illinois governor Bruce Rauner’s staff and board appointments, which experts say hint at his real commitment to overhauling a criminal justice system widely considered flawed. Earlier this month, Rauner re-appointed Candice Jones to a second term as director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. He also appointed

Homeless Coalition Partners with Law Firm, United Air for New 'Handbook' to Navigate Difficulties

At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, Chicago Public Schools identified 22,144 homeless students. The total marked an 18.6 percent jump from the previous year and won’t make getting proper assistance to homeless teens any easier. Now, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is partnering with other local groups to try to get necessary