Access to Community Treatment Court Celebrates Third Graduation

by Ali Abid, Senior Criminal Justice Policy Analyst at Chicago Appleseed On December 2, 2016, Cook County’s Access to Community Treatment (ACT) Court achieved a major milestone by celebrating its third graduation for individuals who successfully completed the problem-solving court program. In total, 10 individuals were recognized for their efforts, and four graduates shared powerful remarks about their experience before, during, and after… Read more →

An Update from the Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Proposing a New Model to Ensure Efficiency in the Courts, Creating a Manual for Practitioners, and More–Lisa Palumbo, Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee Co-Chair The purpose is of the Immigration Court Reform Advisory Committee is to work together with stakeholders to create a more fair and efficient immigration court system. Towards that end, we are focusing our efforts on three major projects.… Read more →

Giving Tuesday is Here!

Today, Tuesday November 29th is Giving Tuesday. Research into individual charitable giving shows that giving is a fundamentally social act. A 2004 study found that our impulse to give is stronger when we see our friends or people we admire donating, and a 2014 Red Cross survey shows that we give when our friends give. That’s the spirit of #GivingTuesday:… Read more →