Chief Judge Evans to receive prestigious award
Nov 24, 2009
When Cook County's Chief Judge Timothy Evans is honored at the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, it will be a landmark moment for the once-disgraced local Circuit Court.
....U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will present Judge Evans
with the prestigious William Rehnquist Award. Evans, first elected to
the court in 1992 and chief judge for the past eight years, is being
honored for integrity and judicial innovation.
....Evans also helped to pioneer the concept of "restorative justice" in Juvenile Court. Youthful offenders are given the opportunity to work to compensate the victims of their crimes.