“Because of you, I’ll be eligible for parole in the next 10 years! I currently have 61 years, but because I was incarcerated at 15 years old, I’ll be going back to be re-sentenced later this year, and hopefully your newly passed bill that allows parole for youthful offenders will apply to me. I will be 35 years old.” - Dreshawn L.
Because of YOU.
Stories of Second Chances is more than our annual fundraising lunch. It is a moment each year when we reflect on the resilience of the people we fight for, when we celebrate the people who fight alongside us, and when we share stories from the front lines.
Our purpose is to roll back ineffective “tough on crime” policies of the past, and to replace them with compassionate, smart, and safe policies for the future. We’re focused on issues facing people serving life or de facto life sentences, particularly those who become involved in the criminal justice system as youth or young adults.
Reflect with us, celebrate with us, share a few hours with us. Because of friends like you, A.L. is getting a second chance. Be a part of the next great second chance story by joining us on December 12.
Helps Restore Justice to build robust communications with inmates, victims, and communities most affected by the criminal justice system. Partner ticket purchasers receive a ticket to the event and recognition on all event materials.
Helps Restore Justice to build robust communications with inmates, victims, and communities most affected by the criminal justice system. Table hosts receive 8 tickets to the event and recognition on all event materials.
Supports the ability of Restore Justice to train activists from communities across the state to get involved in criminal justice reform. Defenders receive 4 tickets and recognition on all event materials.
Enables Restore Justice to support inmate family members to visit their loved ones across the state. Advocates receive 8 tickets, ongoing recognition on our website, and recognition in all event materials.
Ensures that Restore Justice can invest in developing policy solutions to tragic prison conditions and a dearth of rehabilitation opportunities for Illinois inmates. Leaders receive 16 tickets, ongoing recognition on our website, and recognition in all event materials.