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News Releases

New Leaf Illinois Launched to Help Clear Cannabis Convictions

Press Release - November 19, 2020

More than 71,000 Illinoisans eligible for cannabis record expungement if they can navigate through a complicated court process.  New Leaf Illinois can help. CHICAGO (November 19, 2020) – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF), today announced the launch of New

IEJF Hiring Program Officer

Job Announcement - September 23, 2020

The Program Officer will manage all three of the IEJF’s grant cycles from top to bottom.  He/she/their will staff the committees associated with each appropriation and report to the Executive Director.  The Program Officer will join a small but mighty team consisting of the Executive Director, two program coordinators (part-time contractors) and a part-time office administrator. The Program Officer is a pivotal member of the team, contributing to idea generation, strategic thinking, organizational networking and collaborative team dynamics. 


Press release - August 5, 2020

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF), the not-for-profit entity responsible for distributing, monitoring and advocating for the state appropriation for civil legal aid for marginalized Illinoisans, proudly announces the newest members of its Board of Directors and its Officers for fiscal year 2021.

IL Equal Justice Foundation Awards $2.4M to Legal Aid Groups

Press Release - January 12, 2018

On December 5, 2017 the Board of Directors of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) approved grants totaling $2,465,000 to 34 Illinois civil legal aid providers. Grants were made possible with funding from the state appropriation for civil legal aid as well as settlement funds awarded to the IEJF by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.