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Symposium 2011: Juvenile Justice in Chicago

This day-long Symposium consisted of three panels and explored several issues facing youth in Chicago’s juvenile justice system. Panelists discussed the ways in which youth and advocates seek to address these issues through restorative practices and expungement.

Distinguished panelists included:

  • Jane Rutherford, Professor of Law, Executive Director of the DePaul Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center
  • Carmen Casas, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Chicago Juvenile Court
  • Betsy Clark, President, Juvenile Justice Institute
  • Tom Bilyk, Supervising attorney for the Delinquency Division for the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago Juvenile Court
  • Edith Crigler, Associate Executive Director, Chicago Area Project
  • Carol Hutchins, Youth Advocate and Documentary Maker
  • Naomi Milstein, Restorative Justice Specialist, Alternatives, Inc
  • Len Cavise, Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law (Moderator)
  • Dorothy Goldsmith, Northlawndale Community Justice for Youth Institute
  • Soledad McGrath, Post-Graduate ChildLaw Policy Fellow, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola School of Law
  • Kate Winner, Vista Attorney, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Co-Sponsored by:

The Center for Public Interest Law
The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center
The DePaul Egan Urban Center
The National Lawyers Guild.
Supported by the Vincentian Endowment Fund.

Up to 4.25 hours of free CLE credit were available, as well as a free lunch!

Symposium 2012: New Battlefronts: Struggles for Economic Justice in the Year of Upheavals

Featuring Tom Geoghegan on the state of organized labor, as well as conversations on resisting the politics of austerity, and on the promises and pitfalls of the Occupy movement — in Chicago and beyond.

March 28th
10:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
DePaul Center Suite 8005
1 E. Jackson Blvd. 
Free Lunch and CLE Credits

Symposium 2013: Take Shelter: Keep Shelter

April 17, 2013
1 E. Jackson Blvd. 
DePaul Center Suite 8005
Free Lunch and CLE Credits

How underrepresented populations acquire housing and the hurdles they face in keeping it. Join us for a candid discussion on CHA's one-strike criminal activity policy, on the history and aftermath of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, and how to create more affordable housing for the populations who desperately need it.

Sponsored by the DePaul Journal for Social Justice and the Center for Public Interest Law

9:30-10 Check-in (coffee provided)
10-11:30 Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: Past, Present, and Future (1.5 hours CLE)
11:50-12:50 Affordable Housing Creation in Chicago (1 hour CLE)
Lunch provided
1:15-2:45 CHA 1-Strike Policy (1.5 hours CLE)