Incarcerated Mothers Clinic

with Cabrini Green Legal Aid/Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CGLA/CLAIM)

 A vast majority of the women in the Cook County jail are both mothers and nonviolent. PBN meets with inmates to advise on issues relating to their families: Do their kids have appropriate guardianship? Do they understand what legal steps they need to take to parent again? How do they register to be found by a now-adopted child? These are just a few of the matters our attorneys address.

One example of what this effort by our volunteer attorneys has accomplished: a baby was provided safer care with his grandmother, away from an abusive father.

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