The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) has announced a new, one-year fellowship at its Denver, CO office. Learn more here!
Take a look at this fascinating article in the Reader on using computerized risk-assessments to reform bond decisions!
WBEZ has posted a great story on how fines, fees, and costs levied by Illinois courts can keep offenders perpetually entangled with the justice system.
Our thanks to everyone who came out Friday morning for a productive, enlightening discussion with Judge Hooks. We loved seeing you! And our utmost gratitude, of course, to Judge Hooks himself.
The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law and the National Consumer Law Center have compiled excellent resources on debt arising from fines and fees levied by criminal courts. One of CFJ’s projects is reforming the administration of fines and fees throughout Chicago courts.
CFJ is taking applications for 1L reps – submit yours here. 1L reps help the board run the organization, especially when it comes to spreading the word about our programming and planning new events. We’d love to hear from you!
We’re holding an open meeting today (Tuesday, Sept. 13) for everyone who wants to say hello to the board, eat free cookies and coffee, and hear more about the specific projects CFJ is involved with. (Seriously, Stephanie got so many cookies.)
We loved meeting you magnificent folks at the Student Org Fair – come see us tomorrow (Sept. 13) at 3:30 in Rubloff 175!