Restorative Justice through Community Gardening

It was standing room only, for all who flocked to the RJ Café for “Restorative Justice through Community Gardening” at Art on 51st Street, last Friday.  The gathering provided a forum for our neighborhood gardeners to network and to learn how community gardening can be restorative. Featured speaker and Master...

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Opening Doors

April 20, 2016 By Jonathan Little   Everyday our youth are living through the stress and struggles and the upper class expect us not to buckle to the negativity of our communities. They say focus on school, focus on finding a job but yet I can’t sleep because of the...

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New from our Facebook page!

from Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation http://ift.tt/1SiROG1 Help Shawn and other supporters of PBMR discover what our young men can accomplish when given the right opportunities. Join us in #OpeningDoors – purchase tickets or donate at http://openingdoors.mydagsite.com Shawn Sweeney first came across PBMR in 2013 when she attended the fundraiser....

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Setting Sail for Change

Nigel Lee, 16, has never been outside his neighborhood in south Chicago, let alone, seen the world. So, we were thrilled a few months ago with the opportunity for him to train with other young men for an ocean voyage of self-discovery, teamwork and transformation from their criminal pasts. Nigel...

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Back to School Campaign

The new school year is coming and our youth are in need of their school supplies. We are collecting donations of school supplies at our center to help our kids succeed in this academic year. We are in need of: Backpacks Notebooks Pencils Pens Folders Calculators   Please drop-off your donations...

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Letter From Our Director

Dear Summer has come; school is about to be out, so we are gearing up for our summer program.  We are going to concentrate on two different tracks this summer: an educational track that supports and motivates youth toward a stronger participation in school, and a vocational track that exposes...

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What can the Cook County Juvenile Court do to improve its ability to help our youth?

Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment provides concrete data and ideas of how we can re-envision juvenile justice in Cook County.  This Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment was commissioned by Cook County Justice for Children.  For all whose lives are touched by the juvenile court system, we hope that this report will serve...

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Injustice in Ferguson

by Michael Sean Winters Last night, District Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that a St. Louis County grand jury had declined to vote a true bill of indictment against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The announcement was followed by episodic violence, out of all proportion...

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