Social justice group to focus on senior abuse in nursing homes

April 1, 2019. The Sun Sentinel.

They work behind the scenes trying to fix what’s wrong in the community.

They are BOLD Justice, or Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice, an interfaith organization comprised of 23 congregations throughout Broward County.

The group is hosting a free event April 8 expected to draw more than 1,200 people, including Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony.

Leaders of BOLD Justice hold ministry celebration in Hollywood house of worship

May 17, 2017. Hollywood Gazette.

The BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) recently held its Justice Ministry Celebration at Little Flower Catholic Church. Community activists and faith group leaders representing a wide variety of religious organizations joined together to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss their goals for the upcoming year. Throughout the night people shouted out, “We are Bold.”

Church, community groups want civil citation for juveniles expanded

December 25, 2016. The Sun Sentinel.

The latest statistics on how police treat kids in Palm Beach County are encouraging to a group of local religious leaders who have been critical of juvenile justice practices.

Youth arrests in Palm Beach County dropped by roughly 31 percent between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 fiscal years, according to state data. Instead of making arrests, Palm Beach officers issue civil citations to most eligible kids, state data show, at a rate greater than most counties in Florida.

But some members of People Engaged in Active Community Efforts, a group of Palm Beach churches, say they want the county to do even better.

Broward Church Leaders to Officials: Stop Arresting So Many Juveniles

April 12, 2016. Broward New Times.

Waffling, flip-flopping, failing to deliver… These are common problems among politicians.

So, once a year, churchgoers from about 20 Broward congregations come together to put those leaders on the spot. Typically they choose one issue of importance, devise a solution, and then ask the leaders publicly: Are you going to support this or not?

Increasing civil citation use in Florida to keep kids out of jail

Florida — Florida arrests more youth under the age of 18 than almost any other state.  In 2012 Florida arrested 78,195 youth, 73,371 for non-violent offenses. Many of those youth are arrested for minor offenses (throwing an orange on a bus, stealing a candy bar, etc).  These arrests follow them for life locking them out of jobs, the military, and sometimes even college scholarships.