Decarcerate Illinois

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Fast action! PROPONENT of HB4538 by Monday March 24 3:00 PM

Mar 3, 2014 | by admin

‚ąö CHECK. WE DID THIS! HB4538 restores individualized sentencing for minors

Currently Illinois is one¬†of just 14 states with no ability for individual review of the decision to try a minor as an adult.¬†HB4538¬†provides individualized court hearings to determine¬†whether minors¬†should be tried as adults.¬†HB4538 allows a child’s age, alleged degree of participation in an offense, and other individual circumstances to be taken into¬†consideration in making that decision.¬†Follow these easy steps to submit a witness slip as a¬†proponent¬†of HB4538 by 3:00 p.m. Monday March 24:

1. Click here

2. Fill out your name, address, and phone number. ¬†For “Firm/Business or Agency” put¬†“none.”

3. In Section II,¬†you can put the name of¬†any organization you represent or Decarcerate Illinois¬†or just “none.”

4. Select “Proponent”

5. Select “Record of Appearance Only”

6. Enter the number it shows in the box and agree to the terms and click “Create(Slip).” Thank you!