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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Inmates Returning to Society - Huge Challenge
This Christian Science Monitor article talks about the problems we face with "roughly 700,000 ex-cons are hitting US streets each year" without the skills and work habits needed to find work and avoid returning to prison.

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Institute for Poverty Research at Northwestern
From the web site: "The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University. Our mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the finding widely – to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public."

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Internet Public Trust - archive
From the web site: "Internet Public Trust (IPT) is an archival collection to better information for better lives and helps individuals with communication, as the broadband bird indicates below."

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Justice Atlas of Sentencing & Corrections
From the web site: "The Justice Atlas of Sentencing and Corrections is an online tool for mapping the residential distribution of people involved in the criminal justice system. It uses aggregated address data to map the flow of people being removed to prison, reentering communities from prison, and the standing population concentrations of people under parole or probation supervision.".

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Justice Mapping Center - GIS mapping
From the web site: "Justice Mapping is a consulting network of subject area experts and information technology specialists who study criminal justice operations and surrounding neighborhood conditions at the local level, both in the U.S. and around the world. We produce maps, reports, data sites, and other data visualization tools designed to help philanthropies, policymakers, and advocates reframe justice policy around places, coordinate operations in neighborhoods, and reinvest in safer communities."

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Justice Research and Statistics Association
From the web site: "The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations dedicated to policy-orientated research and analysis. Created in 1974, JRSA serves to promote the exchange of information among the SACs, enabling them to work towards common goals, and as a liaison between the state agencies and the Justice Department. "

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Key Crime Policy Findings - Chicago Crime Lab info
As media draw public attention to inner city violence with weekly stories, web sites like this provide information that can help people dig deeper to understand the roots of the problem, and potential solutions.

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La Casa Norte address homelessness in Chicago
From the web site: "The mission of La Casa Norte is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities."

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Lawndale Christian Legal Center - Juvenile Justice and Young Adult Programs
From the web site: "LCLC serves youth involved with the criminal justice system, age 24 and younger, in North Lawndale.

We provide youth with a unique integration of legal and social services to empower them to develop self-reliance. We come alongside youth who have been accused of an act of delinquency in the Cook County Juvenile Justice Division or who have been accused of a crime in the Cook County Criminal Justice Division (adult court)."

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Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Program
The SunTimes Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lending a Hand to Youth Program is an example of how business, professional groups, churches and civic organizations can mobilize resources to support tutor/mentor programs in all poverty areas of a big city like Chicago. This web site illustrates how lawyers, judges and law firms in Chicago are raising visibility, recruiting volunteers and raising dollars to support one-on-one tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. They also operate their own tutoring program. This is a model that should be duplicated in every industry and in law firms all over the country.


NOTE: The Tutor/Mentor Connection was part of the executive board for Lawyers Lend A Hand from 1994 through 2008 and received funding from the Lawyers Lending a Hand to Youth Program each year from 1994-2009. Through the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, formed in 2011, we seek to help businesses grow this type of strategy in every industry in Chicago and other cities.

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Leave No Veteran Behind
From the web site "Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in Veterans to build better communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and our veteran educational debt relief scholarship. Leave No Veteran Behind invests in heroes who have served their country honorably and who seek to continue their service as assets in communities across America."

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Legal Services Corporation
From the web site: "LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income residents in the U.S. and U.S. territories. The organizations that we fund help people who live in households with annual incomes at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines."

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Legal Services Links
An extensive library of links hosted by Pine Tree Legal Assistance, a non-profit corporation providing legal assistance to people in the State of Maine.

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Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project
From the web site: "NTAP helps nonprofit legal aid programs improve client services through effective and innovative use of technology. To do this, we provide technology training, maintain information, create online tools, and host community forums such as the LSNTAP email list."

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation - Law for Change
From the web site: "Inspired social entrepreneurs are working around the world to improve education, fight disease, combat global warming, protect civil rights and lift individuals out of poverty. For every grand challenge, there are dedicated social entrepreneurs working on creative solutions. Our mission at the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is clear: social entrepreneurs will be more successful at tackling the worlds’ biggest challenges if they have access to quality pro bono legal advice from lawyers in the Lex Mundi global network. Social enterprises will scale faster, serve more people, expand more quickly to new territories, raise more money, and have greater success."

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LIFT helps families out of poverty
From the web site: "LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty."

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LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
From the web site: "The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:
* loans, grants and equity investments
* local, statewide and national policy support
* technical and management assistance"

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London's Poverty Profile (2011) pdf
This is an extensive report full of maps and charts. It would be useful to compare poverty reports of big cities in US and other parts of the world with London to understand differences and similarities in problems, root causes and solutions.

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Los Angeles Crime Mapping web site
From the web site: "The LA Times’ database of Los Angeles County crime reports. Crime L.A. delivers the power of neighborhood crime analysis to your computer. Using data from the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crime L.A. creates maps and reports for the hundreds of cities and neighborhoods covered by these agencies."

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Map showing segregation in Chicago
Maps like this help understand some of our social and economic challenges better.

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Map visualizes complex conflict in Congo
This article demonstrates the potential of maps to help understand complex problems in the US, and the World.

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Mapping America's Rental Housing Crisis
Use the interactive map to understand housing issues in different counties throughout the US.

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Mapping Crime Data in Chicago at Neighborhood Level
This article describes how civic tech developers are creating computer applications that are enabling neighborhood residents to play a greater role in improving their communities. Link in the story points to new CrimeAround.us site.

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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice (pdf)
This extensive 206 page guide introduces the science of crime mapping to police officers, crime analysts, and other people interested in visualizing crime data through the medium of maps.

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Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City
Description of web site: "University of Iowa historian Colin Gordon is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City: a book that investigates how Saint Louis changed during the twentieth century. In his research, Gordon utilized archival records as well as GIS techniques. He also created this series of four interactive maps as a companion to this book. Each of these maps illustrates a different phenomenon that shaped Saint Louis: white flight; laws and policies that deliberately created racial segregation; municipal zoning laws; and laws and policies that fit under the umbrella of "urban renewal." Each of these four maps includes a timeline accompanied by a short explanation, which allows visitors to learn how certain policies and laws impacted demographic trends." Similar practices took place in most other US cities.

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