Residential Community Justice Center

Housing is violence prevention. To support that reality, Lawndale Christian Legal Center is building a $21 million Center where clients will live and receive job skills to transition to homeownership.

The Residential Community Justice Center, 1441 S. Keeler Ave., will house 20 young men from North Lawndale who either have pending or completed cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The 20 housing units will feature a private bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. There will be shared space for socializing and meetings, a commercial kitchen, dining area, a computer lab, workout area, and basketball court.

“This is violence prevention in Chicago. With this $21 million investment in our neighborhood, we will create a new environment for young men to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives,” LCLC Executive Director Cliff Nellis said.

Learn more in the press release here.

Building Dedication Campaign

The Residential Community Justice Center will bring sustainable wraparound services to our clients.

  • 20 housing units for clients facing housing insecurity
  • Workforce Development + Job Training
  • Holistic Restorative Programs

Be a part of this one-of-a-kind project. We can’t do it without you!

Building Dedication Levels:
  • $250,000 Residential Studio (20)
  • $100,000-$750,000 Specialty Room (10)
  • $850,000 Basketball Court (1)
  • $1,000,000 Floor (3)
  • $3,000,000 Building (1)