Know Your Rights Trainings

Cabrini Green Legal Aid supports individuals negatively impacted by the criminal justice system and offers free legal information to answer your legal questions.

Please see below for the next upcoming Know Your Rights Trainings!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Online Event

Illinoisans are being targeted by a vicious misinformation campaign against the Pretrial Fairness Act, the section of the SAFE-T Act which will end money bond in January. Fear-mongering through false newspaper articles and viral posts describes a supposed "purge law," scaring communities into believing that the money bond system keep us safe. The current system, in reality, lessens levels of communal safety by disproportionately exposing Black and Brown low-income people to the dangers of detention, simply because they cannot pay a ransom for their freedom. CGLA has invited the Chicago Community Bond Fund to join our series with the Chicago Public Library to teach us about the Pretrial Fairness Act and why pretrial release decisions should be based on facts, not finances.

"Civil Disability & the Illinois Clean Slate Campaign" with Chicago Public Libraries

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Online Event

CGLA staff and partners from the Illinois Clean Slate campaign will discuss how 1,000+ permanent punishment laws hinder Illinoisans with "civil disability" and how passing Clean Slate legislation in Illinois could restore some of these rights.

"Expungement and Sealing" with the Chicago Public Libraries

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Online Event

CGLA staff will help attendees understand how to petition to have their Illinois arrest or conviction record sealed or expunged. This step can help people access jobs, housing, civic engagement opportunities, education, and more.

TBA with the Chicago Public Libraries

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Online Event

More information coming soon.