Welcome to RJI. We’re a 501 (c) 4 organization that utilizes its resources to engage in direct legislative advocacy at the state level. Our “sister” organization, Restore Justice Foundation, conducts outreach, engages in research, provides advocacy training, and supports partnerships with other criminal justice reform efforts.

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Our Impact:

First New Parole Opportunities in Illinois Since 1978

2019 Impact

HB 531 – now Public Act 100-1182 – creates new parole opportunities for those under 21 coming into the system today with extreme sentences ahead of them—the first new opportunity for parole in this state since the practice was abolished in 1978.  Individuals seeking review will have the right to an attorney and the Prisoner Review Board will be required to consider the hallmark features of youth and subsequent growth when making their determinations.

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