Board of Directors

Restore Justice Illinois 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.

Garien Gatewood

President

 

Program Director

Illinois Justice Project

Cathy Aguilar

 

Criminal Justice Advocate

Jeanne Bishop

 

Author

Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer

Jobi Cates*

 

Founder & Executive Director

Restore Justice

Howard Conant

 

Founder & President

Urban Innovations, LLC

Bernardine Dohrn

 

Civic Leader

Kevin Gallagher

 

Civic Leader

Mickey Gaynor

 

Civic Leader

De Gray

 

Civic Leader

Jeff Howard

 

Former Legal Director

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Corrie Leech

 

Director of Media Relations

NACSA

Marvin Lindsey

 

CEO

Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois

Fred Weatherspoon

 

Formerly Incarcerated Caseworker

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Judy Wise

 

Co-Founder and Former Director

Facing History-Chicago

Angel Ysaguirre

 

Executive Director

Court Theater

*Ex-officio member

Restore Justice Illinois 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.
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