Illinois Justice Project



8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. —  Registration and Refreshments

9:05 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. —  Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. —  A Conversation on the Pritzker-Stratton Plan to Address Gun Violence and Criminal Justice Reform

Featured Speaker:  Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. —  What Effect Has the Politics of Fear Around Gangs, Drugs and Guns Had on Justice Policy and Community Safety?

Introductory Speech:  John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham University

Moderator: Jonah Newman, Chicago Reporter

Alden Loury, Senior Editor of Race, Class and Communities at WBEZ Chicago
Senator Robert Peters, Illinois State Senate, 13th District
John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham University
Brendan Shiller, Partner at Shiller Preyar
Tanya Watkins, Director at Southside Organized for Unity and Liberation

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. —  How Do Efforts to Improve Law Enforcement Outcomes and Reform the Justice System Fit Together?

 Featured Speaker:  Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. —  What Has Government’s Approach to Gun Violence Been Missing?   

Moderator: Evan F. Moore, Chicago Sun-Times

Daniel Cooper, Director of Research, Metropolitan Planning Council
Toni Irving, Executive Director, Get IN Chicago
Jennifer Keeling, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Chicago CRED
Senator Sue Rezin, Illinois State Senate, 25th District
Representative Justin Slaughter, Illinois House of Representative, 27th District

12:45 - 12:50 p.m. —  Next Steps for the Collaborative

* Agenda is subject to change. *