Restorative Community Court: A New Approach to Juvenile Justice
Join Judge Colleen F. Sheehan to discuss the current state of Juvenile Justice in Illinois. Learn about current reforms and innovations such as the historic Cook County Restorative Justice Community Court, a first in Cook County. Explore solutions regarding police and community conflict. Discover how you can help repair the harm from crime, reduce costs associated with incarceration and contribute to neighborhood safety.
Judge Sheehan, a Circuit Court Judge elected in 2000, will preside over the Court, a pilot program that empowers victims and residents to play an active role in the rehabilitation of adult offenders. The Community Court will hear non-violent felonies and misdemeanors committed by adults 18 through 26 who reside in the North Lawndale neighborhoods.