Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Court Advocacy Training On April 19th

The Chicago Police Department invites you to participate in Court Advocacy Training on Saturday, April 19, 10am-11:30am at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan, Multi Purpose Room.

For more information, call the CAPS Office at 312-747-9987.


  1. Ok, I give up. What does being a court advocate actually involve?

  2. In most cases, going to court and sitting there. The judge is made aware the members of the community are there; basically, your presence represents community concern over particular cases.

    It may not sound like much, but records show that the sentencing is stronger when court advocates show up. More bench warrants are issued when court advocates show up.

    In one case against an Uptown slumlord that was in housing court for years, the court advocates showing up time and time again helped the case stay active. The judge usually took our names and entered us into the court records.

    If you're still not convinced, Helen Shiller and the Uptown Peoples Law Center HATE the court advocates with a passion and have done all they can to undermine the program. Any better reason to join up?

  3. Okey-dokey. Your last sentence convinced me!