Past Events

Meeting public safety challenges 
with socially just solutions.

Meeting public safety challenges
with socially just solutions.

    Wednesday, October 08, 2014

  • Common Hour: Introduction to Restorative Justice (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    In an era of violence and mass incarceration in Chicago, Restorative Justice is an approach to addressing issues through the healing of communities rather than the punitive measures traditionally employed by the Criminal Justice System. Dr. Elena Quintana, Director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice, will be giving an introductory presentation on the philosophy of Restorative Justice and how IPSSJ is using restorative justice to help deter youth from the Criminal Justice System.

    Can't attend? Join us online for this event by clicking here.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Kids for Cash Movie Screening & Panel & Discussion (+)

    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, 15th Floor

     

    Join the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice for a pre-release screening of Kids for Cash sponsored by Active Voice, the MacArthur Foundation,and SenArt.

    Free admission, RSVP requrired at https://kidsforcashchicago.eventbrite.com.

    Panel discussion to follow, featuring Robert May, Director and Producer of Kids for Cash, and local experts discussing how the film relates to ongoing juvenile justice reform efforts here in Illinois. Panelists include: Marsha Levick, Julie Biehl, Amanda Klonsky and Angela Sedeno.

    Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids for Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line…until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice.

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