About Justice 20/20

The Justice 20/20 Network seeks to support thriving communities where needs are met and neighbors have agency to build joy, creating a world where justice is not reliant on the criminal legal system.

Our Mission

The Justice 20/20 Network exists to disrupt the cycle of criminalization and incarceration, address the structural harms of the Illinois criminal legal system, and support the creation of community conditions that lead to “No Entry” into the system, by strengthening and leveraging the collective work and power of those working to do the same. The Justice 20/20 Network is designed to serve as a vehicle for participants to collaborate, share information and potential opportunities, build shared narratives, and strategize about how to achieve common goals. The Justice 20/20 Network is an inclusive community for policy advocates, grassroots organizers, community members, those who have experienced incarceration and criminalization, and all new learners hoping to contribute to an end to oppressive systems.

Who We Are

The Justice 20/20 Network will address the structural harms of the criminal legal system and support the creation of community conditions that lead to “No Entry” into the system, including disrupting the cycle of criminalization and incarceration. 

The Justice 20/20 Network is designed to serve as a vehicle for participants to collaborate, share information and potential opportunities, build shared narratives, and strategize about how to achieve common goals and coalesce power. We welcome those interested in changing the criminal legal system and building leadership capacity.

Explore Our Work & Get Involved

The Justice 20/20 Network has four working groups: Supporting Safe & Thriving Communities, Policing, Pre-Trial & the Courts, and Incarceration. The working groups assemble a diverse group of stakeholders to strategize across issue areas where people typically operate in silos to holistically address the criminal legal system in Illinois.

Supporting Safe & Thriving Communities

The Supporting Safe & Thriving Communities Working Group works together to address the policy needs of communities that have been systematically divested from and helps support a community-led vision of a thriving neighborhood.

Policing

The Policing Working Group explores opportunities to build shared goals around addressing policing practices in the state and collaborates to share information across disciplines and strategies.

Pre-Trial & the Courts

The Pre-Trial & the Courts Working Group engages closely with other existing groups to address the challenges of practices and procedures with the goal of increasing efficiency and transparency for those experiencing the system.

Incarceration

The Incarceration Working Group supports efforts to decarcerate Illinois prisons and address policy issues impacting people who are currently or formerly incarcerated in Illinois.

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