peters sb64sSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate approved a proposal sponsored by State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) that looks to preserve the integrity of restorative justice practices, which are sometimes used in place of traditional court proceedings.

“We rely on restorative justice as an alternative method of addressing crime, but in order to be effective, those practicing it need to be sure it’s a safe space,” Peters said. “If someone is afraid that something they say might come back to be used against them, they’re far less likely to take full advantage of the benefits that a restorative justice practice has to offer.”

Read more: Senate approves Peters’ plan to boost effectiveness of restorative justice

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peters sb654cSPRINGFIELD – In an effort to combat a decades-long decrease in time set aside for physical activity in school, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) is sponsoring a measure to require schools to provide students with daily time for play.

“Children have a right to play, period,” Peters said. “Physical activity is a crucial part of a child’s development, and since children spend most of their time at school, all schools should offer recess.”

Read more: Peters fights for children’s right to play

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peters gfSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) released the following statement after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the 2020 murder of George Floyd:

“Today, a jury decided that Derek Chauvin will be locked up and will face justice for murdering George Floyd, but we are still a long way from delivering George and his family the justice they truly deserve.

Read more: Justice for George, but more work can be done

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CHICAGO – Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) passed two measures out of the Senate Criminal Law Committee Tuesday that would reform offender sentencing and the way law enforcement officials interrogate minors.

“This is about creating a fairer justice system in the state of Illinois,” said Peters. “If we want to prevent injustice and reduce bias, then we must confront police, courts and correctional institutions when they employ unfair laws and practices.”

Read more: Peters seeks reforms to criminal sentencing, interrogation practices

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