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Juvenile Justice Ministry


JJM Director

Rachelle "Shelli" Rawson



JJM seeks to engage young people as they are met in a variety of youth-serving institutions (detention centers, correctional facilities, group homes, alternative schools, residential treatment centers, and emergency shelters).  These valued relationships are sustained through ongoing involvement as they reenter their communities.

  • YFC leaders meet weekly with at-risk students through the following locations and programs:
    • Woodbury County Juvenile Detention Center - Wednesdays and Sundays
    • Rosecrance Jackson Center - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays¬†
    • Sioux City Alternative School at Boys & Girls Home - Thursdays
    • Crittenton Center Independent Living (SAL) Program - Weekly individual meetings as needed
  • YFC leaders meet weekly with at-risk youth through our Advocacy Program:
    • Regional Institutions
      • Eldora and Forest Ridge Correctional Facilities / Boys Town - meet once per month with Sioux City incarcerated youth as needed
    • Local Institutions and Schools
      • Loving adults meet with at-risk youth, who find themselves involved with the Juvenile Court Services, meeting one or two hours per week (min), sending care packages, building Christ-sharing relationships to reduce youth recidivism