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Public Newsroom

On August 30, 2018, City Bureau reporting fellows Jenny Casas and Sarah Conway led a community conversation about the restorative justice court on its one-year anniversary. Besides sharing their intensive reporting process, they discussed lessons learned and asked attendees to participate in the newsmaking process.


Our Coverage



Should Communities Have a Say in How Residents Are Punished for Crime?

By Yana Kunichoff

May 2, 2017 |
With The Atlantic

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Five Things We Know About the New Court Opening in North Lawndale

By Jennifer Casas, Resita Cox and Sarah Conway

June 26, 2017 |
With Austin Weekly News

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City Bureau reporters host a community workshop with north lawndale Peace warriors 

Led by Jennifer Casas, Resita Cox and Sarah Conway

September 21, 2017 |
City Bureau's Public Newsroom


Justice, Restored? New North Lawndale Court Aims to Change Punitive System

By Jennifer Casas, Resita Cox and Sarah Conway

September 22, 2017 |
With Chicago Defender


Trial by Peace Circle: How a Chicago Community Is Pursuing Jail-Free Justice

By Sarah Conway

November 27, 2017 |
With In These Times

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Grandmothers of Chicago’s Restorative Justice Movement

By Jenny Casas and Sarah Conway

January 3, 2018 |
With Chicago Defender


Mothers on Both Sides of Chicago Violence Find Sisterhood in Loss

By Sarah Conway.
Photos by Sebastián Hidalgo

February 5, 2018 |
With Chicago Magazine

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North Lawndale Group Aims to Reclaim Lots and Lives

By Resita Cox

February 6, 2018 |
With Austin Weekly News


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Oasis: A Poem for North Lawndale

By Resita Cox

February 15, 2018 |
On Medium

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Sebastian Hidalgo wins “Best Photography” Award for restorative justice coverage

May 11, 2018 |
Lisagor Award

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This Chicago Court Uses Peace Circles To Dole Out Justice

By Sarah Conway
Photos by Sebastián Hidalgo

June 20, 2018 |


Sarah Conway wins “Best Story or ESSAY” Award for “After Unthinkable Loss”

December 11, 2018 |
Chicago Review of Books


Support for this series was provided in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation