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.

Abolishing money bond will allow thousands of people to stay in their communities while awaiting trial.

Historic criminal justice legislation moves to governor's desk, other economic measures advance racial justice

Recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health

Starving people does not help them find jobs, especially during a pandemic.

Shriver Center Lawsuit Brings Policy Change to Ensure Food Access for Everyone.

While the fight is not over, we celebrate that now the public charge rule should not be implemented in the state of Illinois & the rest of the nation.

Shriver Center & Legal Impact Network members lend voices to stop this proposed rule to upend the longstanding legal standard of disparate impact.

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