Erika is a young millennial mentor and overall youth advocate. She graduated from Illinois State University and has always had a passion for helping others learn and grow. After working for 7 years with the Department of Children and Family Services, Erika found herself diversifying her work experience through her current role as Youth Diversion Case Manager with Lawndale Christian Legal Center. Erika is motivated to help youth in the Chicagoland area by providing them with essential services and interventions that can help address some of the causes of their criminal involvement. Providing a social support to communities in need has the potential to change an individual’s life course in a positive way.