Racial Justice Lens: SAFE-T Act
On Jan. 22, 2021, Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, implements sweeping reform for the criminal justice system, including pre-arrest diversion, policing, pretrial, sentencing, and corrections.

The SAFE-T act is one of the most comprehensive and far reaching criminal law reform in Illinois history encompassing police, courts and prison reforms. It was passed specifically to address racial injustice which is at the heart of our criminal system.
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We are seeking several full-time or part-time staff attorneys to work on our legal aid hotline and other program projects. The staff attorney’s responsibilities include advising low- and moderate-income clients over our busy legal aid hotline. Some projects involve client consultations by video conferencing. 
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CARPLS helps veteran with credit card debt
"I spoke to the attorney and he put my mind at ease. I could not sleep at night, due to this problem. He explained what the problem was and how to solve it. I am so happy that he was there to help. I would recommend Il-AFLAN to all my friends and family."
CARPLS assists client with employment issue
"The advice was valuable to me because it saved me time, money, and effort. While I do not have a legal remedy for the problem at this time, the attorney did give me excellent advice on how to go forward with the problem that I am having with my employer."
CARPLS helps client with credit harassment
"The CARPLS attorney was so knowledgeable, it was almost like speaking with a human computer. It took him all of maybe 12 minutes to break everything down to me in such layman’s terms. And I was able to take a deep sigh of relief and breath normally again. I can’t begin to tell you just how much good CARPLS does."