June , 2018

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ALORTON, IL – According to the NAACP, African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population while only accounting for 13 percent of the population. The numbers are indicative of the need for change. The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) is hosting a Criminal Justice Symposium to explore different initiatives that have been suggested and implemented, and search for solutions to end the inequality.
Below is a list panelists and the issues they will be discussing:
State Representative Arthur TurnerLegislative Update
State Representative 9th House District
Theresa HaleyImproving Police Community Relations
President of the Illinois NAACP
Judge Walter BrandonJuvenile Sentencing
20th Judicial Circuit Associate Judge
Former State Representative John AnthonyReentry strategies to curb Recidivism
Department of Corrections
Samantha GaddyDisparities in Sentencing
Department of Juvenile Justice
The Symposium will be held September 28th at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 801 S. 50th street in Alorton, Illinois from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
*There will be a reception before the panel discussion that all are welcome to attend.
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