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Palos-Orland League of Women Voters Meeting
April 14th, 2012 Meeting of the League of Women Voters – Palos Orland Area
The April 14th meeting of the LWV Palos Orland Area will feature Criminal Court Judge Diane Gordon Cannon. A judge since 1996, she has been a supporter of the Sheriff’s Boot Camp as an alternative to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders between the ages of 17 and 35. The camp is located adjacent to the Cook County Department of corrections complex and is a one-year program consisting of 18 weeks of intensive military training and an 8-month supervised post-release program. The boot camp opened in 1997 under the leadership of Sheriff Michael Sheahan and has continued and expanded under Sheriff Tom Dart.
Join League members to hear Judge Cannon discuss her work in the criminal court as well as learn more about alternatives to incarceration. The League meets at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 71st Avenue. Coffee’s on at 9:00 and the meeting begins at 9:30. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which promotes an active, informed electorate. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.