A Special Mission to the Young.
CLI reaches out to our impressionable youth in detention centers before they make crime a lifetime pursuit and hurt others. 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 (7-17 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 U.S.
- Ages range between 7 and 17, depending on the particular state.
- 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.