There is a kid today waiting for someone to care...

Our Juvenile Justice Ministry seeks to engage young peope as they are met in a variety of juvenile institutions (detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters).  These valued relationships are sustained through ongoing involvement as they re-enter their communities through our after-care mentoring program.

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WHAT IS JJM?

JJM is an effective ministry to reach teens in a variety of youth-serving institutions (i.e. detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers, emergency shelters, etc.) Our strategy is to help young people develop a way of living taught by Jesus Christ; balancing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. We build valued relationships that are sustained through ongoing involvement as they re-enter their communities.

WHAT ARE JJM’S FOCAL POINTS?

CHAPLAINCY

  • Regular visitation; sharing the gospel in group settings

FACILITY PROGRAMMING

  • Positive group activities like arts, music, sports, etc.

LIFE SKILLS COUNSELING 

  • Trained staff listen, advise and teach character building like skills

AFTER CARE MENTORING

  • One-on-one mentoring with a young person after they're released and re-enter their community

 

Here's where we're currently serving:

  • Juvenile Justice Center Harris County
  • Burnett-Bayland Reception Center
  • Harris County Youth Village
  • Harris County Leadership Academy
  • Jerry Esmond Juvenile Justice Center

Here's where we'd like to expand our ministry in the coming year:

  • Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center

Want to learn more or get involved?  Email our Juvenile Justice Director, Barrell Richarson at:  [email protected]