Community Forum (9/21): "Alternatives to Incarceration"

On Friday, September 21, Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice will be holding a town hall public forum entitled, "Alternatives to Incarceration."

The forum will be held this Friday, September 21st, from 6-8pm at the Urbana City Building at 400 S. Vine St. in Urbana, IL

Featured speakers include:

  • Diana Lenik, ACLU
  • Diane Zell, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Gilberto Rosas, Immigration Forum
  • Rev. Zernial Bogin, President of the Black Chamber of Commerce
  • James Kilgore, Citizens with Convictions

This panel will explain the proposal currently before the Champaign County Board for a $20 million jail expansion. We will explore options like mental health and substance abuse treatment, job training, and resources for those returning from prison. These alternatives have shown to be more cost effective and better ensure public safety.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

How was the forum?

Thoughts, reflections? Was it recorded?

Video fo the forum

Video of the forum can be watched here. BD

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