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  • March 15, 2018

    Civil Legal Clinic – Volunteer Orientation

                The Moran Center is looking for volunteers (lawyers and non-lawyers) to volunteer at the School-Based Civil Legal Clinic which opens on April 4, 2018 at Chute Middle School. We will host a volunteer orientation and training session on March 22, 2018 at 7pm at Chute Middle School (1400 Oakton St., …

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  • Moran Center Launches School-Based Civil Legal Clinic

                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       March 15, 2018 MORAN CENTER ANNOUNCES OPENING OF SCHOOL-BASED CIVIL LEGAL CLINIC AT EVANSTON’S CHUTE MIDDLE SCHOOL The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy (“Moran Center”) will open a school-based civil legal clinic at Chute Middle School (“Chute”) in Evanston on April 4, 2018.  The …

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  • March 14, 2018

    At The Polls Part 7: Early Intervention & Prevention

    The Moran Center supports investment in critical prevention and intervention programs, like CCBYS (24/7 emergency services for children and youth in crisis), TeenReach (after school programming), Redeploy Illinois (last-ditch community alternatives to incarceration), and wrap-around supports for youth aging out of the child welfare system, as alternatives to the well-funded pipelines that funnel youth and …

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  • March 12, 2018

    At The Polls Part 6: Access to Mental Health via Medicaid Rate Reform

    Part 6 Access to Mental Health via Medicaid Rate Reform The Moran Center supports building treatment capacity in the mental health sector through Medicaid Rate Reforms. Currently, Medicaid reimbursement rates for mental health services prohibit the sector from growing to meet demand, resulting in long waiting lists for therapeutic interventions, substandard discharge planning following psychiatric …

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  • March 8, 2018

    At the Polls Part 5: Restorative Justice

    The Moran Center supports the use of restorative justice practices and principles for children and young adults in conflict with the law. Restorative justice involves restoring the offender’s relationship with the victim, repairing the harm caused, and rehabilitating the offender. Restorative justice stands in contrast to America’s punitive criminal justice system, which has resulted in …

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  • March 7, 2018

    At the Polls Part 4: 24/7 Juvenile Detention Review

    The Moran Center supports the 24/7 review of children’s detention. Currently, when a child is placed in custody, they are subject to waiting up to 40 hours before appearing before a judge. Whether a youth is detained or not has lasting ramifications for that youth’s future behavior and opportunities. Carnegie Mellon researchers have shown that …

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  • March 5, 2018

    At The Polls Part 3: Court Reform – Raising the age of juvenile court to 21

    Part 3: Raising the age of juvenile court to 21. The Moran Center supports raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 21. Read more about this issue from our partners at The Campaign for Youth Justice and the Juvenile Justice Initiative! #VoteYouthJustice #IllinoisPrimary2018 #Midterms2018

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  • March 2, 2018

    At The Polls Part 2: Voters’ Guide

    The Illinois Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, March 20th, with the polls open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. As a state with an open primary, voters do not have to declare a party affiliation in advance of the Primary Election, but instead are given the opportunity to select a party ballot at …

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  • March 1, 2018

    At The Polls Part 1: Why the Illinois midterms matter

      Welcome to Part 1 of our midterm 2018 primary series! Over the next 20 days, we will be highlighting how the outcome of the 2018 primary elections could impact youth justice in our state and our community. Part 2 thru 9 will be posted on social media. Follow along as we “march” toward the primary… #YouthJustice …

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  • February 4, 2018

    Patricia Gladden: A Decade of Putting Justice In Action

    Pat Gladden has been involved with the Moran Center for over 10 years! After becoming exposed to the Moran Center (then called the Evanston Community Defender) in 2008 while working on a project for the Evanston Community Foundation, Pat jumped in with both feet in 2009 when she assumed the role of Board President and, …

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