ACLU of Illinois
180 North Michigan, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 201-9740 
Fax: (312) 201-9760

  • Takes civil rights cases; may provide referrals if unable to take case
  • Address legal requests to "ACLU of Illinois Intake Department"

Ashunti Residential Management Services Inc.
4909 West Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60644
Phone: (773) 379-6981 
Fax: (773) 379-6983

  • Provides residential, medical, support services to qualifying people, including former offenders

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
224 North Desplaines, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 332-7044 
Fax: (312) 332-7360

  • Provides assistance to recent immigrants; provides referrals to legal, case management, and other organizations

Institute of Women Today
7315 South Yale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60621
Phone: (773) 651-8372
Fax: (773) 783-2673

  • Operates social services program including women's shelter, health care, job skills training, counseling; provides referrals

The John Howard Association
300 West Adams Street, Suite 423
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 782-1901
Fax: (312) 782-1902

  • The John Howard Association of Illinois provides critical public oversight of the state's prisons, jails, and juvenile correctional facilities. As it has for more than a century, the Association promotes fair, humane, and effective sentencing and correctional policies, addresses inmate concerns, and provides Illinois citizens and decision-makers with information needed to improve criminal and juvenile justice.
  • Provides limited direct services to prisoners; monitors conditions within prisons and jails

Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 503-1271
Fax: (312) 503-1272

  • Litigates on behalf of prisoners

Prisoner Release Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 69
Joilet, IL 60434
Phone: (815) 723-8998
Fax: (815) 723-5544

  • Provides post-release services, including job preparation and counseling and emergency food, clothes, and transportation for ex-offenders in Will, Kankakee, Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Grundy, and Cook counties

Safer Foundation
571 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 922-2200 
Fax: (312) 922-0839

  • Provides education, employment, and support services to people with criminal records; operates transitional residential centers in the Chicago area

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