Since its first event in February 2010, the Summit of Hope has provided assistance to more than 9,000 ex-offenders to help them reintegrate safely into society. The goal of the Summit of Hope events is public safety through reduced recidivism. These events provide community services and support all in one convenient location to encourage and supply those reentering society with the tools needed to become law abiding, responsible members of society. The Summit of Hope concept involves communities throughout the state partnering with the IDOC and the Illinois Department of Public Health in collaboration with additional government, business entities, service providers, not-for-profits, faith-based organizations and volunteers to provide needed services, resources and knowledge to assist in the successful reentry of ex-offenders.
Images from 2013 Past Summit of Hope Events
January 24, 2013 - Rock Falls
February 19, 2013 - Cahokia
March 5, 2013 - Harrisburg