Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) provides North Lawndale at-risk youth, 24 and under, with community-based holistic legal services. This highly relational and innovative model of holistic defense is performed by an interdisciplinary team of attorneys and social service providers working seamlessly together in the community to support, serve, and advocate for youth and young adults in contact with the criminal justice system. The holistic team works together to meet the various needs of our youth from the time they are arrested through the conclusion of their trial, satisfactory completion of any period of probation, supervision, or parole, and beyond. By serving youth holistically in their community, LCLC is leading the transformation of the traditional criminal justice system by establishing new best practices in community-based holistic interventions that are more effective and cost less. More information on LCLC can be found at www.lclc.net.
Who You Are
Do you want to fight injustice? Help vulnerable young people thrive? Do you believe everyone has the right to a fair legal defense? Did you know that on average, more than 1,500 youth are arrested in Lawndale yearly, the second highest rate in Chicago, and over 200 are on probation? And that nationally, one in nine young African American males is behind bars? At LCLC we provide zealous legal defense to some of Chicago’s most vulnerable youth – those involved in the justice system, living in poverty, and with no social supports. But our model offers more – the wrap around services that come with our legal defense ensure our youth do not return to the system. These youth are capable of tremendous positive change and growth; our court involved youth respond to these holistic legal services and show incredible fortitude and positive development.
As a nonprofit organization, our volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our vision. From grabbing a bite to eat with a youth under the one-on-one mentoring program to building relationships in a group setting with the After School Program, volunteers are indispensable.
For more information on how you can get involved, call 773-762-6381 or visit www.lclc.net.
Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) provides North Lawndale at-risk youth, 24 and under, with community-based holistic legal services. This highly relational and innovative model of holistic defense is performed by an…
|Juvenile Case Manager Supervisor||Chicago, IL||February 19, 2021|