For a Just Society


Considered one of Chicago’s most tenacious and versatile advocates for the public interest, BPI is a law and policy center that for 50 years has worked to create a just society.

Our work today focuses on addressing the challenges of urban poverty and racial inequity, increasing housing and educational opportunity, building vital communities, strengthening early childhood learning, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving governmental integrity and efficiency.


View our 50th Anniversary Report

Meet Ashton Hoselton, BPI's Newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow

Hometown: Waukegan, IL Education: JD 2019, Georgetown University Law Center, BA in Neuropsychology and Holistic Healing, Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges Why BPI: BPI’s versatility and commitment to the constantly evolving issues of social justice drew me to…

Presenting Our Special BPI 50th Anniversary Report!

As BPI's 50th year draws to a close, we're proud to share our special 50th Anniversary Report. It includes historic highlights and inspiring words from others about BPI's accomplishments and aspirations, plus the latest on our efforts to advance criminal…
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Our 50th Anniversary Report is here! Click here to view the digital version.

Recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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