Our Impact

Over our 50-year history, the Shriver Center has secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois. Building on these wins and our comprehensive view of poverty, we connect and train lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide to advance opportunity--for all, not just some.

These recommendations for state legislative actions concentrate on critical measures to protect low-income families & communities across the state.

We are calling on the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to be vigilant in prioritizing reunification of parents with their children.

Marie Claire is a longtime leader at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.

These critical steps must be taken immediately to ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

The Shriver Center responds to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

We are saddened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to temporarily block the nationwide injunction halting the federal government’s public charge rule

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