New Leaf Illinois is a network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state who provide legal representation and other resources to help individuals seeking to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.
We're thrilled to welcome Tyrina Newkirk as the IEJF's new program officer! Tyrina will manage our growing grant portfolio. Prior to joining the IEJF, she was the Community Programs Manager at Susan G. Komen–Chicago. Meet Tyrina in our Jan. newsletter: https://bit.ly/3qMQIIs
The IEJF benefitted greatly from the leadership of @josephjtorres of @JennerBlockLLC. He sums up why legal aid funding is so vital: "We can't expect people to trust the legal system if it remains unavailable to those without the resources to access that system." #IEJF20
"The legal aid community knew the need for their help would be dire, as COVID-19 pummeled the economy and left people financially strapped, unemployed and unable to pay their rent." Read more about @CovidHelpIL and the vast need we are trying to address: https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-illinois-covid-help-line-tt-1207-20201208-jwzik63d5zcudf7ikseoib5ixu-story.html