Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Visiting Loved Ones Serving JLWOP
In the summer of 2013, with funding from the Woods Fund of Chicago, the Children and Family Justice Center organized a trip to Menard Correctional Center for 30 family members of individuals serving juvenile life without parole.
In 2006, the CFJC and other juvenile, legal defense, and human rights organizations founded the Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children. Housed at the CFJC, the Coalition seeks to ensure that Illinois' sentencing laws and procedures are fair, constitutional, and hold youth responsible for their crimes in age-appropriate ways, while also acknowledging their immense potential for change, growth, and rehabilitation. The Coalition is committed to keeping the approximately 100 individuals in Illinois serving juvenile life without parole sentences and their families informed and empowered.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 10:07