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City of Evanston
Last updated on April 14, 2014

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Promoting the highest quality of life for all residents by providing fiscally-sound, responsive municipal services and delivering those services equitably, professionally with the highest degree of integrity.

Description:
The City of Evanston is the local government for the community. The responsibility of the municipality is to ensure that the quality of life is enjoyed by the citizens.

History:
The City of Evanston is a Council-manager form of government.

Date of Incorporation: 1863

Population (2000 Census): 74,239

Area: 7.8 sq. mi.

Distance to Downtown Chicago: 13 miles

Households (2000 Census): 29,651

Per Capita Income (2000 Census): $33,645

Median Household Income (2000 Census): $56,335

Average single-family home: $290,800

Area Code: 847

Contact person: Charliese Agnew, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (847) 448-4311

Address:
 2100 Ridge Avenue
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center

Evanston, IL 60201
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.cityofevanston.org

Directions:

   Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: CTA Purple Line, Noyes Station,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 6 minutes
  Nearest Bus Stop: Ridge & Church, 1 minute walk

Miscellaneous Information
Court-mandated/Community Service Volunteer Opportunity?
No
This organization addresses the following interests:
Local Government
Is this organization located in Evanston?
Yes
Last updated on April 14, 2014


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City of Evanston 5 Average Rating (3 reflections) Average Rating

City of Evanston 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Community Connections
 My participation as a community volunteer with the Evanston Police Department Restorative Justice Program has helped me to better understand the nature of youth crimes the Evanston, IL community has been facing. This program enables me to be an active listener to youth offenders and victimized families and community members. It allows for a safe environment encouraging participants to voice their opinion on harm done to the community as well as provide opportunity for participants to negotiate resolutions for safe and positive emotional, material, symbolic or in action repair. I feel as though the Restorative Justice Program principles have a direct correlation to my philosophical approach for helping others to heal by showing unconditional positive regard toward those seeking counseling services and enables me to play a role in fostering safety in the community. Upon my completion of courses in my 2nd year of graduate studies in DePaul University’s Community Counseling Program, I feel that I have been sufficiently prepared academically at a professionally skilled level to participate in these Restorative Justice conferencing circles in an empathic and non-judgmental manner. Also, as I transition from graduate student to a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) over the next two years, I can visualize that I will be implementing some of the philosophical approaches and principles from the Restorative Justice program when working with clients, and youth especially. In my continued participation efforts in the conferencing circles as a community volunteer I’ve been reminded by fellow participants that the presence of volunteers shows offenders, victims and their families that the Evanston, IL community cares about the well-being of it’s residents. As a long time Evanston community member, I am proud to witness and participate in this innovative positive solution-based process with the best interest of our society’s youth in mind. I’m not sure that I have ever experienced feeling excluded from the Restorative Justice Program, but if I did experience these feelings, my initial course of action would be to immediately voice my concerns of exclusion, either verbally or in a written statement, to a veteran supervising program facilitator. Let it be known that I commend the collaborative efforts of both the Evanston Police Department and The Restorative Justice Youth Services Diversionary Program for bringing this program to the citizens of the city of Evanston and the state of Illinois. Fast Facts: 95% of youth offenders participating in Restorative Justice circles do not return to crime. Best, Mia Giron
posted by mamamia1979 on June 12, 2013

City of Evanston 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Kindergarten and 3rd grade Sharing Circles through Restorative Justice Program
 The excited, attentive, and curious kindergarten and 3rd grade students who participated in the Restorative Justice's Sharing Circles provide boundless hope for the future as they use their academic, creative and personal skills to address present and future opportunities and challenges with optimism and confidence.
posted by coppockdh on June 14, 2013

City of Evanston 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
This volunteer experience helps me realize that we all need to be part of building community and assisting those who are most in need or vunerable
 “Evanston Police Department Youth Services’ Restorative Justice We are all one community no matter what our social economic status or our cultural/ethnic backgrounds. It is important to hold ourselves and our community members responsible for building a better community
posted by thig on June 11, 2013

 
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