Lawndale Christian Legal Center receives national recognition for criminal justice work on west side.

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Lawndale Christian Legal Center’s work was featured in Block Club Chicago.

NORTH LAWNDALE — A West Side legal aid group was recognized as one of the most impactful nonprofits in the country for its work reshaping how young people in North Lawndale interact with the justice system.

Lawndale Christian Legal Center is one of the only community-based legal aid clinics in Chicago. The organization is rooted in principles of restorative justice and provides wraparound support for people 24 and younger to address the root causes of how they got involved with the legal system.