Who We Are

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Restore Justice was founded by a dedicated group of activists and advocates who were tired of watching important but thorny criminal justice reform efforts get sidelined.   We are volunteer-driven and our board is drawn from affected communities, academic leaders, and local and national heavyweights from the reform movement.

Kevin Gallagher

President

Civic Leader

Jeff Howard

Vice President

Former Legal Director
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Corrie Leech

Secretary

Director of Media Relations
NACSA

Howard Conant

Treasurer

President
Urban Innovations

Cathy Aguilar

Criminal Justice Advocate

Julie Anderson

Founder & Coordinator
Communities and Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children

Khadine Bennett

Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs
ACLU of Illinois

Jobi Cates*

Executive Director
Restore Justice

Mitch Cobey

Civic Leader

Bernardine Dohrn

Civic Leader

De Gray

Civic Leader

Marvin Lindsey

CEO
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois

Shobha Mahadev

Clinical Assistant Professor, Children & Family Justice Center
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Scott Main

Clinical Fellow, Children & Family Justice Center
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Cynthia Morfin

Member & Advocate
Communities & Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children

Joseph Rodriguez

Criminal Justice Advocate

Judy Wise

Civic Leader

*Ex-officio member

Restore Justice mourns the passing of Abner Mikva, a founding member of our organization, whose commitment to criminal justice reform in Illinois inspires our work and drives us to push for change every day.
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