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Category: Juvenile Justice

“Christians are the Only People who go through Bad Things and Can Still be Happy.”

10/27/2017 in Category Juvenile Justice

 “Sierra’s” father is absent and her mother is addicted to drugs. She’s been in and out of placements since she was 12 years old, and ran away from her most recent one. That’s how she ended... More

“All I Want to Do Is Hug My Mother Again”

6/21/2017 in Category Juvenile Justice

Jordan came to the detention facility not long ago on extremely serious charges.  On his second day Jordan attended a Bible Study I lead for the youth on his pod.  He barely participated... More

“It’s Weird, but I Kinda Like It”

1/4/2017 in Category Juvenile Justice

Christy Talbert, JJM Chaplain
      I knew only that Brandy was white, 17, female, and had never asked to see a chaplain before.  I quickly found Brandy to be a bright, open, easy to like... More

“I Found God at the Detention Center”

11/4/2016 in Category Juvenile Justice

by Christy Talbert, YFC Chaplain

Mark is a 22-year-old black man who works at the Detention Center. When he found out I was a chaplain he sought me out. This clean-cut, well-spoken young man... More

“Chap, will you pray for me?!”

9/6/2016 in Category Juvenile Justice

“I’d love to, what for?”

“To get out of here!“

“Naw, I won’t pray for that”

“What????  You the Chaplain and you won’t pray for me?”

“I didn’t say I wouldn’t pray for you. I will pray for... More

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