Upcoming Mass Incarceration/Juvenile Justice Events in Chicago

In the next few days, there are several events happening around Chicago that relate to issues of mass incarceration and juvenile justice. We thought that we would provide a partial list here.


Support our friends at the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign tomorrow as they begin a THREE-DAY WALK to Crete, Illinois to protest the building of a new privately owned detention center. Click here to find important information.

On April 2, there is a teach in at UIC about the case of Jacqueline Montanez. You can click here to download a flier for the event.

On April 3rd, there is a forum titled RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Moving from Response to Solutions. It is focused on on issues of violence among youth in Chicago.11:50 am – 1:30 pm — DePaul Center #8005 At Jackson/State. Lunch provided for first 100 guests. Featuring: The Honorable Judge Sophia H. Hall, Administrative Presiding Judge; Father Dave Kelley, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation; Kathy Bankhead, Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Click here to download a flier for this event.

On April 5th, join several organizations (including Project NIA) for FORCED OUT: A United Forum on Immigration and Incarceration at UIC from 10 am to 2 p.m. More information is here.

On April 17th, join our friends at Neighborhood Writing Alliance for a workshop about mass incarceration as part of a project called The Missing. Information about the writing workshop can be found here.

On April 19, join us for a workshop about “Understanding the Criminalization of Youth” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 op.m. at the Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State Street, Suite 3N. More information is here.

On April 21st, join us for a youth-led teach-in about youth justice titled Locked Up and Locked Out. The teach-in is specifically targeted for youth ages 12-24. Adults who want to register are asked to please try to bring young people with you. You can register HERE. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.


There are several campaigns that can also use your support right now. Specifically, we encourage you to visit the site for TAMMS-YEAR 10 to learn about how you can support closing that prison that prison.

On April 4th, there will be hearings about whether to support Governor Quinn’s recommendation to close IYC-Joliet. Visit the Closing Illinois Youth Prisons Campaign site for more information.


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