Re-entry Guide 2015 -The Illinois Reentry Guide is meant to be a useful and accessible tool for returning citizens and their families. We hope it will help you transition from life inside to life outside....

Local UN chapter awards state lawyer for work in human rights

Thank you to the MCCF for the $6,000.00 grant for our organization monthly support group program. - - A Developmental Psychologist Unpacks The Educational Power Of 'Sesame Street'

Sports Illustrated Special Report on Heroin

Changing Minds Commission Final pamphlet Mar 31 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015 1 p.m. ET - 2:30 p.m. ET Register For This Webinar Speakers - See more at:

HB2567_Factsheet - HB2567 requires that a determination be made....


NAMI Update 01-15-2015

Jail Brakers: Supports HOUSE BILL 172 (HB172)
Dialogue, Education, & Advocacy Juvenile Justice Initiative
Restore  review  by  a  juvenile  judge  before transferring  a  child’s  case  to  adult Court. For more information, contact Juvenile Justice Initiative at 847-864-1562 1

Resources Regarding Impact of Incarceration:

Blue Lotus Prison Sangha. P.O. BOX 817, Woodstock, IL 60098 - Please share with those who are incarcerated so they may write / receive letters from the Prison Sangha through the Blue Lotus Temple.

Safer Foundation: Mission is to reduce recidivism by supporting the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community -

John Howard Association (JHA). Their work on healthcare in the IDOC is supported by a generous grant from the Michael Reese Health trust. JHA works to achieve a fair, humane & cost-effective criminal justice system by promoting adult and juvenile prison reform, leading to successful re-integration and enhanced community safety. -

Books: "My Soul Said to Me" by Robert E. Roberts, D.D.S., phD., M.S.W.; and "The Collapse of the American Criminal Justice" by William J. Stuntz.

Article: in The New Yorker (1/30/12) "The Caging of America" by Adam Gopnik: - if no longer available on the internet email:

Books for Prisons Project: First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake has joined to stock the shelves of prison libraries with the 3R's Project (Reading Reduces Recidivism). Website is

McHenry County Human Race; Walk, Run, then Volunteer to Make a Difference in Your Community!