Working across state lines to create collective, bold, and meaningful systems change.
Electronic monitoring should be eliminated as a policy tool in pretrial settings.
Wendy Pollack, the director of the Shriver Center's Women’s Law and Policy Initiative began her career working as a union carpenter.
Time for action to increase racial equity and opportunities for low-wage workers.
Since everyone needs a place to live, ensuring that people with records have access to stable housing is not merely equitable, but also a matter of common sense.
This spring, the Shriver Center championed a legislative agenda in Illinois designed to support low-wage workers, expand access to health coverage, and secure stable housing so that all Illinoisans can thrive.
Illinois became the first state in the nation to provide Medicaid-like coverage to low-income seniors over the age of 65. Today Illinois builds upon this legacy by expanding coverage to low-income adults ages 55 through 64.
The need for paid family and medical need has only become more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.