Recommendation Supporters


A Just Harvest

A Way In

ACLU of Illinois

Acting OutSide

AIDS Foundation Chicago

Beyond Legal Aid


Brave Space Alliance

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Cannabis Equity IL Coalition

Change Peoria

Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts

Chicago Community Bond Fund

Chicago Jobs Council

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Chicago Torture Justice Center

Chicago Votes

Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Children’s Best Interest Project

Circles & Ciphers

Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Community Justice Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Community Organizing and Family Issues

Cook County Justice Advisory Council

Equity and Transformation (EAT)

First Defense Legal Aid

Fully Free Coalition

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Heartland Alliance

Illinois Alliance for Reentry & Justice

Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative

Illinois Collaboration on Youth

Illinois Justice Project

Illinois Prison Project

John Howard Association

Justice Not Prisons

Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

League of Women Voters of Illinois

Live Free Illinois

Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Planning Council

National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter

National Lawyers Guild Chicago

Nehemiah Trinity Rising

Parole Illinois


Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

READI Chicago, Heartland Alliance

Restore Justice Foundation

Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center

Safer Foundation

Sideline Ink Publishing

Smart Decarceration Project

Strengthening Chicago’s Youth

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Juvenile Justice Initiative

The Uplift

Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois

Trinity United Church of Christ

UCM (United Congregations of Metro-East)

Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois

Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford

Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois

Uptown People’s Law Center

WIN Recovery

Women’s Justice Institute

Individuals (affiliations for identification only)

Robin Walker Sterling, Mayer Brown-Robert A. Helman Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Nneka Jones Tapia, Managing Director of Justice Initiatives, Chicago Beyond

Robert Vargas, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago