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Illinois Expands Restorative Justice Court Programs

Nicole Wilmet, August 28th, 2020

This month, Illinois’ Cook County expanded its restorative justice court programs. In 2017, the state launched its first restorative justice court program in the North Lawndale neighborhood and this month expanded to the Avondale and Englewood communities. Much like the North Lawndale court, to be eligible for these new programs the victim of the crime must be willing to participate and the person charged must be between 18-26 years old, be charged with a nonviolent felony or misdemeanor, accept responsibility for the harm caused and live within the Avondale or Englewood communities. Additional information about these programs can be found in RSI’s Court ADR Across Illinois resource.

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