Issues

Open Access

Hello my name is Karl Wiggins and I am the former pastor at Fort Caroline United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. I am passionate about mental health care access in our city because every day, I see the effects of people not having the treatment they need to get through the day. Findings: Florida is ranked 49 of […]

Civil Citations

Rev. Georgia Gaston (pictured on the homepage) is the former Pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She has personally seen family members, congregants and friends go through the revolving door of the criminal justice system. She knows that the system is broken at the state level and wants to build power throughout Florida to […]

Restorative Justice

Lois Hoeft believes that using Restorative Justice in the schools and neighborhoods gives youth who commit non-violent crimes an opportunity to change behaviors and attitudes so they do not re-offend. She is passionate about making these practices available for all youth in memory of her deceased grandson who missed the benefit of restorative justice. Youth […]

Ex-Offender Re-Entry

Pastor Bruce Havens is a former Co-President of ICARE and Pastor of Arlington UCC Church. “The Jacksonville Reentry Center is the key to rebuilding lives for those who come out of the penal system and need help restarting. It’s effectiveness is evident in the statistics – over 80% [ check my number please ] of […]

Wealth Building

Rev. Kent Dorsey, Former Co-President of ICARE has felt called to do justice all of his adult life. Thirty years ago he worked with his denomination on national legislation to protect the poor’s access to food and to support small family farmers who were dropping like flies – often times by taking their own lives […]

Homeless Day Center

God has called upon us to care for the least, the last and the lost. It is my desire that the welfare of the homeless population be included in all that makes Jacksonville a great city. To have the citizens and officials provide resources that will bring transformation and renewal to their lives is my […]