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Lawndale Christian Legal Center

HQ Chicago, IL All Locations

Lawndale Christian Legal Center offers the only community–based holistic legal practice in the city of Chicago dedicated to the felony criminal defense of juveniles and emerging adults. Their Restorative Justice Community Court (RJCC) resolves felony cases for 18–26–year–olds through conferences within the legal community and peace circles with those affected by the crime. Through these connections and holistic approach, Lawndale reduces the damaging effects of youth criminalization, mass incarceration, violence, and poverty.

Key Issue Area

Criminal Justice

Organizational Leadership

Cliff Nellis

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