Thursday, May 28, 2015

Learn About Court Advocacy June 4, 5PM At Ruth Shriman House

The Buena Park Neighbors Association announced that the Thursday, June 4 CAPS meeting will feature a Court Advocacy presentation by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office at an earlier time at 5:00 p.m. for the June meeting only at the Ruth Shriman House, 4040 N. Sheridan Rd. in the community room.

Members of Anita Alvarez's Cook County State’s Attorney’s Community Justice Center in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and Court Advocacy Chair of the 19th Chicago Police District Richard Thale will deliver the Court Advocacy presentation to inform residents on how they can show support for victims and solidarity against crime in our community.

The presence in court of Court Advocacy volunteers sends a strong message to the defendant, the judge and all other interested parties in the criminal justice system: the community cares about the outcome of these cases and is willing to devote its time and energies to monitoring the workings of the judicial system. Also, Court Advocacy volunteers provide support for victims and witnesses who may be hesitant to testify in court.

Buena Park Neighbors is a 46th Ward neighborhood association of more than 200 residents, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations in the nationally registered Buena Park Historic District. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Buena Park.

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