Know Your Rights Camp: Chicago

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– Special Thanks – The Know Your Rights Camp "Chi Town Resource Map" would not have been possible without the efforts of Elgin Bokari, Christopher Petrella, Mo Beats, DKeo, Eliza Solowiej, Mathilda de Dios, Jacob Hollis, First Defense Legal Aid, and Free Write Arts & Literacy. Words cannot express our deep gratitude.


During police encounters it is important to do your best to stay calm and to understand that you have legal rights. Our hope is that this card not only provides you with knowledge of your rights but also the resources to make it home alive to your family and friends. Call 1.800.LAW.REP4 as soon as you or someone you know is arrested by the Chicago police. First Defense Legal Aid is open 24/7/365 and offers free legal aid while in Chicago police custody. • If you are stopped or questioned for any reason, then you have the right to know your rights. • You have the legal right not to speak and you have the legal right to a lawyer. To invoke these rights simply say: “I will not talk; I want my lawyer.” • Do not say anything other than your name, date of birth, address and phone number to reach a parent/guardian to a police officer without first speaking to your lawyer.

Legal citations: 725 ILCS 5/103-2; 372 U.S. 335 (1963)


Albany Park Branch 3401 W. Foster Ave. (773) 539-5450 Back of the Yards Branch 2111 W. 47th St. (312) 747-9595 Chinatown Branch 2100 S. Wentworth Ave. (312) 747-8013 Greater Grand Crossing Branch Kendra Mealy Wilk Children’s Librarian II 1000 E. 73rd St. (312) 745-1608 Hall Branch 4801 S. Michigan Ave. (312) 747-2541 Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State St. (312) 747-4300 Legler Branch 115 S. Pulaski Rd. (312) 746-7730 Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. (312) 744-7616 Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted St. (312) 747-6900 Temporarily Closed.


Chicago Eco House 6439 S Peoria St, Unit 2 (773) 358-4227 Chicago Lights Urban Farm 444 W. Chicago Ave (708) 201-9944 Growing Home 2732 N. Clark St., Ste. 310 (773) 549-1336 Growing Power Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th Street, Mailbox 118 (773) 376-8882 Peterson Garden Project 4750 Sheridan Road, Suite 200 The Plant Chicago 1400 W 46th St, Chicago (773) 847.5523


Ada S. McKinley Community Services 725 S. Wells St., Suite 1-A (312) 554-0600 Alternatives, Inc. 4730 N. Sheridan Rd. (773) 506-7474 Association House of Chicago (English/Spanish) 1116 N. Kedzie Ave. (773) 772-7170

Catholic Charities (English/Spanish) 721 N. LaSalle St. (312) 655-7700 LaRabida Children’s Advocacy Center 1111 E. 87th Street, Suite 800 (773) 374-3748 ext. 0 Metropolitan Family Services 1 N. Dearborn, 10th Floor (312) 986-4000 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago (NAMI) 1536 W. Chicago Ave. (312) 563-0445 Threshholds 4104 N. Ravenswood Ave. (773) 572-5500 Youth Outreach Services (English/Spanish) 2411 W. Congress Pkwy. (773) 777-7112 24-hour crisis hotline (708) 547-1091


Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center 1647 S. Blue Island Ave. (312) 880-7540 Donda’s House 7800 S Racine Ave. (773) 304-4064 Free Write Arts & Literacy 1932 S. Halsted St. Gary Comer Youth Center 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. Howard Area Community Center 648 N. Paulina Street (773) 262-6622 Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell Ave. (773) 324-5520

Kuumba Lynx 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. Little Black Pearl 1060 East 47th Street (773) 285-1211 Lyric Mentoring Kleo Center 119 E Garfield Blvd. SkyART 3026 E. 91st Street (773) 731-9287 Street Level Youth Media 1637 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 862-5331 Storycatchers Theatre 544 W. Oak Street, #1005 (312) 280.4772 Yollocalli Arts Reach 2801 S Ridgeway (773) 521-1621 Young Chicago Authors 1180 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd FL (773) 486.4331


Cabrini Green Legal Aid Provides services in areas of acute need, including criminal records relief, defense, family and housing law. (312) 738-2452 Children and Family Justice Center / Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Juvenile delinquency defense only. (312) 503-8576 Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project For children who are homeless, in shelters, not in permanent housing, or otherwise at risk. MONICA MAHAN at 1 (800) 940-1119 X 242. Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights CONTACT JESSICA SCHNEIDER (312) 630-9744, ext. 231 Civitas Childlaw Center Loyola University Law School (312) 915-7940 (INTAKE) **Very limited availability**

Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic University of Chicago Law School (773) 702-9611 Equip for Equality For children who have an Individualized Education Plan or Section 504 Plan already, or children who may have an as yet undocumented disability. RACHEL SHAPIRO at 312-895-7308; Helpline at 1-866-KIDS-046 (voice) or 800-610-02779 (TTY) First Defense Legal Aid 24-Hour legal help for people who are arrested or detained at Chicago police stations. (800) LAW-REP-4 Juvenile Expungement Help Desk Operated by Legal Assistance Foundation in the Cook County Juvenile Center Expungement and sealing of all arrests that occurred before a person’s 17th birthday and criminal charges filed against a person in juvenile court. (312) 229-6359 Lawndale Christian For people who live on the West side of Chicago and are ages 24 or under. (773) 762-6381 Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago 312-341-1070 (INTAKE)


100 Black Men of Chicago 3473 South Martin Luther King Dr, Suite 206 (312) 372-1262 After School Matters 66 E Randolph St. (312) 742-4182 By the Hand Cabrini-Green 312 W. Walton Street Altgeld-Murray 13015 S Ellis Ave Austin 415 N Laramie Ave Englewood 8301 S. Damen Ave 773-413-0895 Circle Urban Ministries 118 N Central Ave (773) 921-1446

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 2710 (312) 499-2600 Gad’s Hill Center 1919 W. Cullerton St. (312) 226-0963 Illinois Student Assistance Commission James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph, Suite 3-200 (800) 899-4722 Launch U 641 W. Lake St. 312-805-3198 One Goal 215 W. Superior Street, Suite 700 773.321.2630 Posse Chicago 111 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1100 (312) 566-9790 Youth Job Center 1114 Church Street (847) 864-5627