BPI Co-Sponsors Event for State Legislators on Alternatives to Incarceration

Posted on February 7th, 2018

As part of its efforts to reduce the Illinois prison population and expand alternatives to incarceration, BPI—in partnership with the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, Illinois State Bar Association and Adult Redeploy…

BPI Welcomes Two New Directors

Posted on January 24th, 2018

Join BPI in welcoming our two newest directors: Steve Catlett and Chris Coon. Steve Catlett Head – US Litigation & Americas Employment Aon Steve is responsible for all U.S. litigation as well as…

BPI Announces 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellows

Posted on January 18th, 2018

BPI is pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding 2018 Polikoff–Gautreaux Fellows. Isabel Breit and Marsheda Ewulomi will join our staff in Fall 2018.  Some highlights from their impressive credentials include: Isabel Breit Izzy…

BPI Takes On New Justice Reform Initiatives in 2018

Posted on December 12th, 2017

For decades, BPI has worked to strengthen neighborhoods around Chicago and throughout the region.  Our experience leads to an inescapable conclusion:  In its current form, our criminal  justice system is both a…

Pre-K to K Transitions Program: Boosting School Success

Posted on December 6th, 2017

Now entering its third year of implementation, the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative’s Pre-K to Kindergarten Transitions Program is designed to help young children in the Altgeld-Riverdale community acquire the academic and social/emotional…

2018 Summer Interns Wanted

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Interested in the public interest?  BPI is seeking exceptional undergraduate, law school and graduate policy school student interns who want to make a difference and gain valuable, hands-on experience working on compelling…

After years of planning, Lathrop redevelopment begins

Posted on October 12th, 2017

BPI was pleased to attend the Oct. 10 groundbreaking celebration of the redevelopment of Lathrop Homes, an effort that has involved many years of planning. The first phase of construction of the mixed-income…

While CHA Nears Key Milestone, More Work Remains

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

The Chicago Housing Authority will reach an important milestone next year—the completion of 25,000 new or rehabbed public housing apartments, the goal CHA set 18 years ago when it adopted its ambitious and far-reaching…

Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition: Creating a Trauma-Informed Community

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

As the new school year gets underway, the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition will be taking a closer look at how traumatic experiences affect children, and what it means to become “trauma-informed.” Exposure…

Attention Public Policy and Law Students: Apply Soon for a 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Deadline to apply for the 2018 Fellowship is October 13, 2017  Each fall, BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term, beginning…

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