Restore Justice leads trips to Springfield each legislative session. Join us to educate legislators about criminal justice reform and advocate for the return of second chances in Illinois.

 

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Attendees receive coaching and materials to help them seek out and effectively speak with legislators. They are paired with experienced advocates as they navigate the Capitol.

Meals are provided, and transportation to and from Springfield is available. All participants also receive a Restore Justice T-shirt designed by a current Illinois inmate.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Below is an itinerary from a 2018 Advocacy Day.

7:30 AM
Check-in Begins in Chicago (Location 1)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
Depart from Chicago (Location 1)
Check-in Begins in Hodgkins (Location 2)
8:30 AM
Depart from  Hodgkins (Location 2)

A light breakfast and boxed lunches will be available for attendees en route to Springfield.

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Arrive in Springfield

Participants will meet in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol building (401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL) upon arrival for a brief orientation.

11:00 – 2:30 PM
Meet with Legislators

Working in small teams, participants will seek out and educate legislators on issues relating to criminal justice reform. Fact sheets and other materials will be provided.

3:00 PM
Regroup and Debrief

Participants will reconvene to share their experiences.

3:15 PM
Depart Springfield
6:15 PM
Arrive in Hodgkins
7:15 PM
Arrive in Chicago

Advocacy day concludes.

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