Community Case Manager, Lawndale Christian Legal Center
Carli joined Lawndale Christian Legal Center (“LCLC”), a non-profit law firm providing holistic defense services to Lawndale residents 24 years old and younger in juvenile or criminal court, in January 2018 as a Community Case Manager. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Concordia University, Chicago in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2009. Carli brings almost 10 years of dedication and commitment to serving both families and young adults. Prior to joining LCLC, she worked as a Program Manager at Chicago Commons in the Financial Opportunity Center. There, Carli and her team sought to strengthen families through financial literacy, resource linkage, and educational opportunities. After many years of working with young adults from various communities, Carli’s passion for young adults deepened. She understands they may not “get it” the first time around, but with the proper support and education, they may better navigate what life presents. Her commitment to the growth and development of young adults is what brought her to LCLC. She currently works with emerging adults ages 18-24 residing in Lawndale in the Restorative Justice Community Court. She enjoys working with emerging adults as they grow and discover the best versions of themselves. Carli encourages her young adults to keep moving forward despite their pasts because it is never too late to start over. When not working, Carli enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and engaging in any activities that involve being outdoors.