We Marshal Forward to Give Justice a Voice!
While our office at 6 South Clark Street is currently closed to the general public, our
CGLA staff are working remotely from home during normal business hours.
We continue to respond to phone calls, voicemails, and emails, so
please call us at 312-738-2452, or click on Get Help or Contact Us in the menu above.
For the latest update about CGLA operations, court closures, and eviction rights, click here.
Who We Are
CGLA was established in 1973 to serve legal needs arising from the lack of opportunity, criminalization of poverty, and racial inequity experienced within the Cabrini Green community. Since then, CGLA has grown beyond a single neighborhood to become a citywide, countywide, and now recognized statewide leader in supporting low-income individuals negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. Any engagement with the criminal justice system can greatly disrupt an individual, family, and community’s quality of life. For this reason, our mission is to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen individual lives, families, and communities. We aim to proactively fill the void of legal representation, wraparound services, and advocacy for individuals affected by the criminal justice system.