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ICARE Nehemiah Action Assembly (online)

April 19
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

As members of the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE), we stand in unity with thousands of our fellow citizens from 38 First Coast congregations. Our goal in this meeting is to engage elected and public officials, to gain their commitment to adopting proposed solutions to systemic social issues.

Key issues to be addressed

Adult Civil Citations
Building on success of juvenile civil citations, we are asking the State Attorney and Sheriff to expand the use of civil citations so that adults are kept out of the criminal justice system for minor offenses.

Crisis Intervention Teams
We are asking the Sheriff to evaluate JSO’s current approach to preparing officers to care for people having mental health crises. Our goal is for JSO to learn what needs to improve so that people in crisis receive needed services and care instead of arrest; and so that people in crisis and officers are kept safe.

We are asking for a review and revitalization of current violence intervention program that is designed to reduce street violence in high-risk populations and areas of Jacksonville.

Public officials planning to attend

Duval County School Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene
Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams

Options To Attend

Watch livestream with the Christ Church Justice Ministry Team
6:00 p.m. Light supper
6:45 p.m. livestream screening
Westbury Hall Dining Room
Come early to enjoy a light supper outdoors with Christ Church Justice Ministry members, or simply join us at 6:45 p.m. in Westbury Hall as we screen the livestreamed meeting. You may also participate from home via Zoom. Social distancing and masks required in-person. If you plan to come for supper please let Mary Watson or Fr. Keith know in advance.

Join us on Zoom
(Use a computer, smart phone or tablet to join.)
Please register any time after 6:15 pm on Monday, April 19 when Zoom will open for the Nehemiah Assembly. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to enter and re-enter the meeting:

Watch Live on YouTube
The Nehemiah Assembly will be livestreaming on YouTube. Register at:


ICARE representatives were recently interviewed by Melissa Ross for First Coast Connect on WJCT. Find that interview at 22:00 here


April 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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