A Special Prison Ministry to the Young
CLI reaches out to our youth in detention centers before they make crime a lifetime pursuit. We offer simple, youth oriented Christian books and Bibles that will capture their attention and show them that God loves them and has a good plan for their lives.
Contemporary Christian books, Bibles, CDs and DVDs for our incarcerated youth (10-18 years old) are specific ongoing needs.
Why it is important to reach out to youth in prison:
Approximately 93,000 youth are incarcerated on any given day in the US.
Ages range between 10 and 18.
Need of a Savior from sins (Romans 3:23).
50 to 75 percent of adolescents who have spent time in juvenile detention centers are incarcerated later in life.
Suicide in juvenile detention facilities is more than four times as likely as adolescent suicide overall.
Here’s a video of a former youth inmate
Thanks to Prison Fellowship for providing this video.