Illinois Community Voices against Youth Incarceration (ICVAYA) is a group of individuals who are concerned about the reliance on incarceration for addressing youth crime and violence. We work together to advocate for the development of alternatives to incarceration for young people. We also believe that Illinois should close at least half of its youth prisons within the next five years. The resources saved through prison closures should be redirected towards community-based alternatives that support youth in trouble with the law.
Join us for our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of every month (with the exception of March when we meet on the 4th Thursday and July/Dec when we do not meet at all). Meeting are held at the Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State Street, Suite 3N. Chicago, IL 60605. Illinois Community Voices against Youth Incarceration is convened by Project NIA.
August 16, 2012 — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 20, 2012 — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
October 18, 2012 — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
November 15, 2012 — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.