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


Civic Leader

Jeff Howard

Vice President

Former Legal Director
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Corrie Leech


Director of Media Relations

Howard Conant


Urban Innovations

Cathy Aguilar

Criminal Justice Advocate

Jobi Cates*

Executive Director
Restore Justice

Read Bio

Mitch Cobey

Civic Leader

Bernardine Dohrn

Civic Leader

Susanne Dumbleton

Professor Emeritus and Former Dean
Depaul Univeristy

De Gray

Civic Leader

Tracy Hannan

Associate General Counsel

Marvin Lindsey

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

Angel Ysaguirre

Executive Director
Illinois Humanities

*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.
  • Thank you for your interest.

    Please leave us a message and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone Number

    Your Message

  • Join Us In Our Fight To Restore Justice.

    Submit your email address to be notified of crucial legislative action items, fundraisers, and news about our progress.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)