428,312 people are incarcerated nationwide while awaiting trial, without a conviction, because they cannot afford to post bond.


Criminal Defense Program

CGLA is the only private agency in Chicago that provides criminal defense services city-wide to adults, positioning CGLA as the sole alternative to the Public Defender’s Office. CGLA’s criminal cases involve those who are unjustly accused, juveniles, those suffering from mental illness, first-time offenders, or others for whom CGLA believes our intervention can make a significant difference in the individual’s life. Each case that CGLA accepts is closely examined to ensure that we are, in fact, the best organization to assist the prospective client.

Stability Domain: Legal Standing

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