Ways to Become Involved with Advocacy
Join Our Advocacy Team
As a member of our Advocacy Team, you will help us educate legislators about criminal legal reform and build support for issues that matter to you.
Attend a training
Restore Justice offers two FREE advocacy trainings for individuals and organizations interested in advancing change in our state through the legislative process in Springfield.
While we focus on criminal legal system reform, we try to make our training useful for any issue. If you would like custom training for your organization or network, please contact Lindsey Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for one of our upcoming trainings, which take place both in-person and virtually.
Legislative Advocacy 101
During our Legislative Advocacy 101 training, you will learn about the legislative process in Illinois, get an inside look at how a bill really becomes a law in our state, and develop skills to navigate Springfield and to build support for issues that matter to you.
Advanced Advocacy Training
Our Advanced Advocacy Training dives deeper into the legislative process in Illinois and focuses on how to build relationships with your legislators.
Join us in Springfield
On multiple occasions every legislative session, Restore Justice leads a team of tenacious advocates through the lobbying process at our state capitol. Working in small groups, participants will seek out and educate legislators on issues relating to criminal legal reform and our primary legislative priorities.