Decarcerate Illinois

We call on Illinois lawmakers to take a realistic view of what community safety means and how to achieve it. Our current systems have been failing individuals, families, and communities for generations. The needs of survivors are not being met and the current system disrespects and harms accused and convicted people, making them and their families unsafe. We can no longer condone the harms of our current laws and allow them to continue to separate families and perpetuate harm for generations. Let's act!

From commitment to action! Please support bills that offer a truly progressive step forward in ending our reliance on carceral policies and toward proven policies for community safety for all.



Apr 12, 2014 | by admin

√ CHECK. WE DID THIS! OPPOSE HB4775: allows schools to expel students convicted of a violent felony

HB4775 would allow schools to expel students upon conviction of a violent felony.  There are many reasons why a juvenile could end up with a conviction for a violent felony, but none of them justify preventing that child from getting an education.  We need children to be in the classroom in order to have hope for the future. HB4775 is a big step in the wrong direction. Ask your representatives to oppose HB4775. It takes just 30 seconds to make your voice heard!