Restoring Opportunities


FORCE, along with the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI), is working to pass legislation that would create more transparency and fairness in the background check process for employment and housing, two of the most pressing and fundamental human rights. RROCI will also work to pass an expanded sealing bill and FORCE will identify another local campaign to work on. We will continue to oppose legislation that creates new mandatory minimums and sentence enhancements. 

Legislative Priorities:

Expand Record Sealing Eligibility: Support HB 2373
Ban the Box for Higher Education: Support HB 3142
Mass Incarceration Legislation: Oppose SB 1722/Support SB 233

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FORCE (Fighting to Overcome Records and Create Equality) is an initiative of Community Renewal Society, led by people with records, their families, and faith allies who organize to create change and justice for people with records. By coming together, we can change the systems which seek to keep us and our communities imprisoned.


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