Great News! HB2841 Passed Out Of the Human Services Committee!

Posted: March 16, 2011 in criminal record expungement, Legislation

A quick update to let you all know that HB2841, the Juvenile Expungement Reform Bill, passed out of the Human Services Committee today.  Thanks to those who made calls to committee members and special thanks to Enlace Chicago which traveled to Springfield on Tuesday to meet with members to encourage them to vote the bill out of committee.

Here are the next steps:

1. We need you to call your state representatives to encourage them to support HB2841.  Drop by their offices, write them letters, and make calls.

2. Complete the online petition to add your name to the supporters of this bill.  Also get your friends to sign on too.

3. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about the importance and value of juvenile expungement reform.

4. Organize an educational event about juvenile expungement in your community.

Special Thanks to the Following Organizations who have signed on as supporters of this bill:

Juvenile Justice Initiative

PTA of Illinois

ACLU of Illinois

DLA Piper

Enlace Chicago

Project NIA

Chicago Metropolis 2020

Loyola Civitas ChildLaw Center

Violence Prevention Collaborative

Child Care Association of Illinois

John Howard Association

MAGIC, Inc.

Alliance of the Southeast

Alianza Leadership Institute

Sankofa Safe Child Initiative

Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, 7th District

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

Chicago Urban League

CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

BUILD, Inc.

Gender JUST

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

Free Write Jail Arts & Literacy Program

Chicago Midwest Section, National Council of Negro Women

Knight of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Count 143

Safer Foundation

Beyondmedia Education

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

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