Justice Circle: Jan. 19

The legal community and public are invited to join the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless at its annual Justice Circle reception on Thursday, January 19.

The free reception will be held in Corboy Hall at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This year’s event will feature remarks by two distinguished honorees: Presiding Judge of the Cook County Court’s Criminal Division, the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, and the judge of the WINGS Court, the Honorable Rosemary Grant Higgins.

Honorable Paul Biebel

Judge Biebel, Judge Higgins, and the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) will be honored for groundbreaking work to create Cook County’s WINGS Court. A first of its kind in the Midwest, the court offers intensive probation and services to women facing felony prostitution charges.

Honorable Rosemary Grant Higgins

Since it opened in January 2011, the WINGS court has enrolled 26 women, many of them mothers, in a two-year probationary program where they receive substance abuse treatment, housing, trauma counseling, and job training.

To support the work of the Law Project and/or RSVP for the event, please go HERE.

The Law Project is the only legal aid program in Illinois dedicated to serving people who are homeless or at risk. PART advocates for public policies and resources that enable women in the sex trade to quit prostituting to survive.