Author: Jobi Cates

Every idea aspiring to become a law in Illinois has to go through at least SIX and sometimes SEVEN hurdles: A legislator has to agree to sponsor the bill AND has to ensure all deadlines are met, and that the bill does not get “lost...

BY:  Jobi Cates, Founder & Executive Director, Restore Justice She was probably in her 80s; clear, dark skin, perfectly coiffed hair. Peach colored dress. Quick with a smile. A younger woman, a daughter, maybe, was helping her along. Everyone in line with the lady-in-peach, including me,...

By: Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie Starting with Miller v. Alabama, the United States Supreme Court crafted new protections for youthful offenders facing long criminal sentences.  The Court recognized advances in brain science that show young people tend to lack impulse control; many are...

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