BLOOMINGTON — Retired 11th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Elizabeth Robb has been named to Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's committee on restorative justice.
The Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee is one of several working groups established as part of Pritzker's transition to advise his administration on key issues.
Robb is one of 42 members on the committee chaired by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx; State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria; and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, a Matteson Democrat.
In a statement from the transition team for Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton, the new governor said, "Across our country — including here in Illinois — our criminal justice system is broken, and throughout the campaign, I listed to Illinoisans impacted by the broken system and witnessed how it's harmed communities."
The issues of criminal justice reform and public safety are intertwined, said Pritzker.
The creation of the Office of Criminal Justice Reform and Economic Opportunity is part of the new administration's commitment to divert individuals from the justice system and rehabilitate those who are incarcerated, Stratton said in the statement.
The committee also includes Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell and Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz.