BENEFITING: LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN LEGAL CENTER
EVENT: Tough Mudder Chicago 2016
EVENT DATE: May 21, 2016
Founded in 2010, Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) is a 501c3 non-profit community based organization in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Full Legal Representation Lawndale Legal Center serves youth throughout the full duration of their involvement with the criminal justice system. Their services begin while youth have a pending case in juvenile or adult criminal court and continue after the case is over during their period of probation, supervision, parole, or for six months if they are found not guilty.
Case managers create a customized intervention program for success, or “Game Plan,” with youth, identifying short and long term goals and the steps needed to achieve them. After School Program Five days a week of after school and weekend programming targeted toward high school aged youth on probation. Program curriculum includes life skills and employment training, academic tutoring, peace circles, substance abuse counseling, open gym, community service projects, and social outings.
Requirements for Programs They require youth and young adults in our Juvenile Justice and Young Adult programs to do the following in exchange for our services: Pay $25 processing fee for your case to be brought before Selection Committee Work on developing and implementing a game plan with identified career goals and the steps needed to achieve those goals Be engaged in a mentoring relationship
This is merely just a snap shot of what this organization does for our youth dealing with the nuances of the criminal system. It may not be easy for them to navigate through these rough and testing times however; this organization equips them with the tools needed to move forward. I take special interest in this organization as I will be soon be an attorney and will help defend those that need competent legal consult. Additionally, this organization has a twist of social work getting these young men and women on a "game plan" and these social workers/case mangers are the real game changing miracles. So in summary you can't go wrong when you have a lawyer and a social worker on your side and these kids deserve that. Please join us and crush this goal so we can walk away knowing we truly made a difference.