Welcome to the Lawndale Christian Legal Center!

At the Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC), we walk youth through – and away from – the criminal justice system. We provide legal support and social services to justice-involved youth in our community of North Lawndale, Chicago in order to ensure that they have a just and equitable opportunity to pursue their goals.

Our Vision 

The vision of the Lawndale Christian Legal is to raise up justly treated youth who are embraced by their families and community, restored from trauma, empowered to lead, and free from the criminal justice system. We ensure that the young people in our community – who are disproportionately arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated by virtue of their race, socioeconomic status, and geography – have the opportunity to build productive and healthy lives.