Be Ready to Protect Them: What’s at Stake when Juveniles Are Alone with the Police?

Join us Oct 28, 3pm-5pm, 601 S California, reception to follow! Only 1 in every 1,000 juveniles under arrest by the CPD had a lawyer in 2014. FDLA’s Street Law Corps & new PSA are going to change that with your support! This program will include information for parents, families, and other caring adults about what to do when a juvenile is arrested.

Featuring Panelists:
Vickie Casanova Willis: First Defense Legal Aid & the National Conference of Black Lawyers
Herschella Conyers: Mandel Legal Aid Clinic & the Juvenile Justice Initiative
Xavier McEthrath-Bey: Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Aislinn Sol: Black Lives Matter – Chicago
Paul Williams: First Defense Legal Aid Street Law Corps
On display at the West Side Justice Center for this event:
Mitigating Evidence
An exhibition of art and writing by people who are or were incarcerated in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (CCJTDC) and Stateville Correctional Center
Mitigating Evidence is the fifth exhibition of Free Write Arts and Literacy student work was originally hosted by Chicago Art Department and the first collaborative effort between Free Write and Prison Neighborhood Arts Project.
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