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Category: Juvenile Justice

“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

“Jesus Dying on the Cross is Intense!”

8/31/2016 in Category Juvenile Justice

By Steve Telfer

A 13-year-old female resident spoke these words to me when I asked her what she knew about Jesus.  Though her attendance at church was sporadic at best, she was distinctly... More

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