February 27, 2017. The Florida Times-Union.
An interfaith advocacy group that wants to increase the use of juvenile civil citations here is setting a new benchmark for success — and putting pressure on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to make it happen.
Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, or ICARE, wants to see 90 percent of eligible kids receive civil citations instead of being arrested for misdemeanor offenses. Police officers can issue the citations, which do not require an arrest or create a criminal record, to juveniles who commit minor crimes.
March 17, 2016. FloridaPolitics.com
Pressing hard on issues ranging from homelessness to what to do about ex-offenders leaving prison, ICARE Jax, or the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment, is unveiling its 2016 action plan this week at a major rally.
“A new initiative we’ll talk about is that we want to engage a process to help more ex-offenders leaving the prison system,” said ICARE co-president the Reverend James Wiggins of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
December 21, 2015. Florida Times-Union.
“Jingle Bells” wafted through The Jacksonville Landing as about three dozen people stood on its front steps and prayed.
“Fill the hearts of our public officials with the fire of your love, and with the desire to ensure justice for our children,” they recited in unison. “May we secure equality for all our brothers and sisters throughout the state.”
October 27, 2015. jacksonville.com
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office made new commitments to increase its use of juvenile civil citations at a meeting on Tuesday night of dozens of local faith congregations at Christ the King Catholic Church in Arlington.
Jacksonville, FL – In 2012, ICARE found that there were no day-time resources accessible to homeless individuals, and that for ten years, homeless service providers had been asking for a center to be open to meet this unmet need.