Restoring Opportunities And Justice Reform

Increase employment, housing, and educational opportunities for people with criminal records.

Chicago Police Department Reform

Community Renewal Society is committed to police accountability and reform that centers the needs of those most directly impacted by police misconduct.

Chicago Police

With the support of the Mayor, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Chicago to ensure that the CDP implements recommended DOJ reforms...

Sealing of Records

The largest sealing expansion that Illinois has ever passed went into effect on August 24! Find out what criminal records are now eligible to be sealed ...

I’m a FORCE leader and I traveled to Springfield 8 times this session to advocate for HB 2373, which would expand eligibility for records to be sealed.

Community Renewal Society advocates for economic and criminal justice reform policies that restore opportunities for people with criminal records and support police accountability reform throughout Illinois. We oppose new mandatory minimums or sentence enhancements, especially as a solution to gun violence.

Join us for the Day of Faith at the Capitol on May 9 when we will celebrate and acknowledge the great work of FORCE.

HB 3142 Passes the House

Quintin Williams shares his research on HB 3142 and calls for support to "Ban the Box" in higher education.

Calling all Faith in Action advocates!  We are midway through the 2017 spring legislative session and your voice is needed to bring justice to Springfield. 

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Support a bill which would increase employment, housing and educational opportunities for millions of Illinois residents with criminal records.

Illinois senators will soon vote on a bill that would enhance Illinois’ already harsh sentencing policies but not reduce violence. This proposal is a continuation of harmful public policies that studies have shown are ineffective.

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