The law enforcement community includes police, judges, state attorneys, the prison system, lawyers and others. There are a variety of opportunities to help promote equal justice under the law including community/police relations, helping returning citizens reintegrate into society, helping abused and neglected children, those who suffer domestic violence abuse and more.
PEOPLE OF PURPOSE, INC.
People Of Purpose serves returning citizens to help them re-enter society after incarceration. This valuable organization also provides information to help returnees make the transition, inspiration to turn their life around, as well as offering support services to get them firmly on their feet.
THE IN-CROWD LAW ENFORCEMENT / COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP PROJECT
The mission of this project is to facilitate cooperative dialog between Palm Beach County law enforcement and the troubled neighborhoods in which they serve.
By facilitating conversations the participants recognize that they have common problems with common solutions. Having dialog with open minds and hearts to address these problems together will help the parties understand the truth: that they want the same outcome.
To support these conversations with relationship enhancing In-Crowd Building Bridges volunteer projects will show that there is genuine caring and mutual need on both sides.
Phone: (561) 557-1079
PALM BEACH COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION
The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission works on a variety of issues that impact the local criminal justice system in different ways, including crime prevention, courts, law enforcement, corrections, reducing costs, and improving effectiveness and efficiency.
Phone: (561) 355-4943
Website: Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
URBAN LEAGUE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
The Urban League of Palm Beach County assists African Americans and other minorities in achieving social and economic equality. They are focused on empowering communities and changing lives by providing education, housing, employment, and health opportunities to ensure self-reliant and better outcomes.
Phone: (561) 833-1461
Website: Urban League of Palm Beach County
GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM
Abused, abandoned and neglected children in Palm Beach County become the subject of court proceedings. Sometimes their voices go unheard and their best interests are lost in the shuffle. Guardian Ad Litem volunteers (GAL’s) work with a multi-disciplinary team that includes a lawyer to advocate for the services and support each child needs.
The volunteer’s role is to get to know the child, visit and support them throughout the case, and provide information and recommendations to judges. Studies show that children with a Guardian ad Litem are more likely to be adopted, half as likely to re-enter foster care, have a plan for permanency, and to perform well in school.
The Guardian ad Litem Program needs community minded people like you.
Current Volunteer Needs: Guardian ad Litem (GAL’s) that are Child Advocates and Pro Bono Attorneys.
BATTLE SCARS MINISTRIES, INC.
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. was established July 16, 2009, by Founder, Author, and Rev. Audre’L Davis-Jones. After the publishing of her book, “Battle Scars of Emotions ~ Divine Healing from the Scars of Life,” in 2008 Davis-Jones sought out to create a platform where her voice, as well as many others who are caught up in the cycle of domestic abuse, could be heard.
With great passion, tenacity, determination, self-funding, hard work and mentoring one victim at a time, in 2021 Davis-Jones expanded Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. (BSMI). She was empowered to help others through grass roots efforts in churches and within the community.
Battle Scars Ministries Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the service of domestic violence and abuse victims throughout the county and futuristically throughout the state. BSMI provides advocacy, collaboration and alliances with other agencies in assisting victims in finding valuable resources, education and awareness. They also provide spiritual enhancement and empowerment through workshops, forums and other community endeavors. All of the services provided are performed confidentially with compassion, creativity, kindness, love and in the spirit of being victorious. Additionally, the BSMI Thrift Store will be the central hub of the organization where various starting over resources will be provided.
Currently for Domestic Violence Month, Battle Scars Ministries Inc. is bringing awareness to the community in the form of a live stage play production depicting the trauma and emotional aftermath of domestic violence, entitled “The Battered, The Broken, and The Bruised.“