Ji Hwang is the Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) staff attorney in the Waukegan office of Prairie State Legal Services. Ji started as a staff attorney in our Ready to Work Project in August 2017 and has since worked on the Access to Justice and New Leaf grants. His work in these programs focused on addressing the collateral consequences of the criminal justice system. Ji has assisted clients with criminal records relief, reinstating drivers’ license revocations, restoration of professional license, wage issues, and transportation issues. Ji earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell College, and his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

We are so excited to have you on the R3 team, Ji!

Prairie State’s Justice, Equity, and Opportunity (JEO)/Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) program is a Community Lawyering Initiative that combines the knowledge and skills of community advocates and attorneys to help solve community identified legal issues, in historically marginalized communities, in a way that empowers local leaders and groups to move towards lasting change and racial equity. We work closely with community-based organizations, churches, and groups to provide not only legal assistance and education, but provide the skills and knowledge to support lasting change. The Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Program is funded in part from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority under the Illinois Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program.