The Difference You Make

Non-violent offenders under the supervision of California’s collaborative justice courts are actively engaged in re-building their lives.  As a result they have given up their previous sources of income (e.g. committing crimes, selling and trading for drugs).  They are destitute, especially during the initial phases of their programs.

This is why your donations are so important and here is a partial list what is possible thanks to your generosity:

Eric’s Request: Getting my teeth fixed…

“For the last 2 ½ months I have been getting my teeth fixed with the help of a ‘share-of-cost’ plan.  I’ve had 19 teeth pulled, 4 root canals and 4 crowns. 

 Meth Mouth - Dr Morales

Beginning in January though my monthly share is $778.  I still need to get my top denture plate & my bottom partial.” Read more.

≥      $25 for the General Educational Development (GED) Test, a requirement for collaborative justice court completion

≥      $87 for a bicycle and safety equipment, an essential means of transportation for those who have lost their drivers’ licenses.

≥      $250 for a housing deposit to secure safe housing.

≥      $300 for new tires to assure safe transportation to achieve program requirements.

≥      $250 for utilities needed as a deposit to get into a rental for a Family Drug Court mom.

≥      $60 for a pregnant Juvenile Drug Court teen to purchase paint to cover  the gang colors she had painted her bedroom before her baby was born.

≥      $212 to purchase child’s bed, sheets and a blanket.

≥      $139 to purchase college text books for a math class and an intro-to-computers class.

≥      $200 for tattoo covering or removal to assist individuals to be able to separate from gang or prison experiences and go on in building new lives for themselves.

≥      $171 for college text books to build needed skills for legitimate employment

≥      $372 for the Second Offender Program which is required of Second Offender – DUI offenders.  Collaborative justice courts work hard to help participants clear up all their outstanding legal matters while in the program.

≥      $150 for the purchase of school clothes for a Juvenile Drug Court participant

≥      $250 to complete needed dental work after years of neglect.

≥      $25 for school transcripts.

≥      $25 for school transcripts.

≥      $112 for car insurance.