The Case for the Independent Maps Amendment
Lori Lightfoot, an attorney supporting the Independent Map Supreme Court Appeal, will speak on the need for reform of the rules and process for drawing Illinois legislative districts in a transparent, fair and impartial manner. Independent Maps is a non-partisan, statewide organization
Ms. Lightfoot is currently a trial attorney and partner with Mayer Brown. She focuses on employment discrimination disputes, risk management, corporate governance and ethics. She served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, Northern District of Illinois (1996-2002), redesigned Chicago's minority and women business program as First Deputy Procurement Officer before serving as Chief Administrator, Office of Professional Standards of the Chicago Police Department (2002–2005). Most recently, Lori chaired the Mayor's Police Accountability Task Force.
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.