Operating out of the basement of the Knox County Courthouse, Illinois JusticeCorps members provide legal information and procedural guidance to individuals faced with legal issues. JusticeCorps Fellow and Knox College alumni Deja Jenkins is reaching out to the community to ensure residents know of the program’s presence and services offered, as well as collect information on future workshops and information sessions.
JusticeCorps will be available in the lobby of the Galesburg Public Library on Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th, 2019, from 1 to 4 PM. They are NOT lawyers and therefore CANNOT give legal advice. However, they welcome anyone and everyone to stop by and learn about what Illinois JusticeCorps can do for you or a loved one facing a civil legal issue. We are trying to collect information about what people are interested in getting help with. Stop by our table and fill out a survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
About Illinois JusticeCorps in Knox County
Illinois JusticeCorps is an innovative AmeriCorps program that places volunteer members, often college students or recent graduates, in courthouses throughout the state. It began as a pilot program in Cook County in 2009 and expanded to Knox County in 2014.
Members are specially trained to serve as guides to make the courts more welcoming and less intimidating for people without lawyers. JusticeCorps volunteers are familiar with the legal aid resources available in each courthouse and community to provide appropriate referrals to those who
need legal advice or full representation. For more information, please visit https://www.illinoisbarfoundation.org/illinois-justicecorps.