Chicago – 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. These numbers are indicative of the need for further reforms. The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) and the Cook County Bar Association are hosting a Criminal Justice Symposium to explore different policy initiatives that have been suggested and implemented, and further search for solutions to end the inequality. The ILBCF will be issuing its criminal justice Report, which outlines the Black Caucus’ Criminal Justice agenda for this year’s General Assembly.
The symposium will be on April 1st at the University of Illinois - Chicago Student Services Building in Conference room A/B/C from 3 - 5 pm.
We hope you will join us.