One of the most important ways we often try to end violence in this country is through imprisonment. And it didn`t work. But our solution does. For over 12 years, LCLC has been preventing violence by keeping youth out of the prison system, keeping them out of the cycle of murderous arrest/incarceration/re-arrest/re-arrest, and connecting them with the holistic community support they need to find a meaningful way forward. For churches, Christian schools and religious organizations. Together, we connect every teen and young adult with employment, school, trauma counselling, health care, mental health, entrepreneurship, mentoring, housing, spiritual counselling, sports, violence prevention and addiction services. And the vision of justice does not stop there. 93% of our clients live with at least two of the highest risk factors for violence. We connect our clients with comprehensive support services that address these risk factors and their housing, education, mental health, addictions and employment needs. Justice Rising: Project 77 is a coalition advocating for community-based restorative justice in Chicago`s 77 boroughs. In each of these districts, an LCLC lawyer is provided to clients under the age of 25 and surrounded by the services of Justice Rising partners.
Search our online directory for a Christian lawyer near you. Click here to register or sponsor the 11th Annual Gala, which will take place on Thursday 3. November 2022 at Morgan Manufacturing! Click here for the benefits of sponsorship! Connect with other Christ Legal students with our online directory. A safer Chicago is possible. In four of Chicago`s most segregated, underfunded, and heavily policed neighborhoods, we are breaking the deadly cycle of violence, cultivating restorative justice, and promoting real change. We work exclusively with young adults under the age of 25 in Chicago who are caught up in the cycle of crime, poverty and violence – 89% of our clients are men. 98% are black. 29% are under the age of 18. We help them avoid imprisonment and long-term crimes and provide them with holistic support.
And once teenagers enter the criminal justice system, their chances of leaving it permanently are woefully low. *Source: naacp.org/resources/criminal-justice-fact-sheet.