30 volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) were invited into the Jefferson County Courts to observe. They documented that there was a desperate need for more service for parents losing temporary custody of their children because they were addicted to drugs and alcohol. There were no public funds available, so two years ago NCJW launched a fund raising campaign to create a new Family RECOVERY Court. So far $440,000 has been raised for a three year demonstration pilot program and the new Jefferson Family Recovery Court (JFRC).
The new JFRC saw its first client in January of 2019. Over 300 good souls donated the dollars to open the court. Now we need $121,000 to complete the campaign. Please make a small gift, like $25.00, online by going to www.crowdrise.com. NCJW has opened a special fund in the Community Foundation of Louisville with 100% of all gifts going to the new NCJW Jefferson Family Recovery Court. Thank you! Just $121,000 to go, but you must make your gift between noon on Monday, March 18 and before noon on Friday, April 12. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Please ask all your friends to donate also. The online part of this campaign is a numbers game. We have a chance of turning these $25.00 gifts into $25,000+. Gannett is using Crowdrise to handle all of its gifts. The organization with the most donors will get $25,000 and maybe much more. Give and ask your friends and family, too. Again, thank you very much!