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The support we receive enables Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) to provide our clients with access to justice, to fight for a SECOND CHANCE for thousands who have been impacted by the criminal justice system and have nowhere else to turn.  When arrest records create barriers to housing or employment or housing conditions endanger a client’s health and safety, CGLA is often their only ray of hope.  

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Cabrini Green Legal Aid

6 South Clark Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60603

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Support for CGLA is an investment in individuals, families and communities, restoring hope and building a better Illinois. Our work is not possible without your generous support. Consider becoming a monthly supporter and join us in giving justice a voice!

“Jasmine ” had been trying to find a good-paying, reliable job for eight years. Now approaching her 30th birthday, three arrests from her early twenties were holding her back. Although for minor charges, she’d even been rejected for a job as a grocery checkout clerk because of the records. Attending vocational school and working with a job placement program, she wanted to work in healthcare. She had heard about sealing and expungement but didn’t know where to start. 

Thankfully, her adviser at the job training agency – a CGLA Partner – referred her to us. She worked with a CGLA attorney to create and file petitions that complied with all the particular requirements of the various relevant courts. When she received an objection from one state’s attorney, Jasmine and her CGLA attorney were well prepared and won the petition.  Jasmine was so relieved that her youthful mistakes were now fully in the past. Jasmine is excited for the chance to start a healthcare career and build job security and economic stability to carry her through a much brighter future.  

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