Criminal justice reform topic for change

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Rachel Ventura, a Joliet mother who serves on the Will County Board and recently announced plans to challenge Democrat Congressman Bill Foster of Naperville in next spring’s primary election, hosted a recent roundtable discussion to open up discussion on criminal justice reform. Among the topics highlighted during the program were the restorative justice approach, problem-solving courts, cash bail, minimum sentencing, probation, re-entry, for-profit prisons and more. Featured speakers at the event included Randy Ryder, a community activist in Aurora; Vincent Gaddis, a professor at Benedict...

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