Probation Challenge Presents Their 34th Annual Portrait of Achievers' Awards With International Performing Artists
Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president
Chicago, IL (June 20, 2013) -- The Probation Challenge 34th Annual celebration is expected be the grandest ever with Awards, Dinner, Entertainment, and The Show of Shows, starring international artists: Marshall Thompson will appear with the Chi-Lites and The Barrett Sisters with Tina Brown. Kevin Collins, added to the gospel star attractions.
'Portrait of Achievers Award' recipient will be: Pastor Lottie Woods Hall, The Intercessory Center, Greenville, of South Carolina. The "Portrait of Achievers Hall of Fame Award, will be presented to Marshall Thompson, last original member of the world famous Chi-Lites.
Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president, will speak briefly regarding 'Truth and Solutions'.
Award presenters are: Chinta Strausberg, Editor, 3:16 Magazine and Juanita Bratcher Editor, Copyline Magazine.
Probation Challenge, the brainchild of the Rev. Harold E. Bailey, who once served as personal probation officer for the late Justice R. Eugene Pincham, was asked to developed a program that would cut into the rate of recidivism in his courtroom. Little did the Pincham know, was that the Rev. Bailey, took this matter to heart and before the Lord.
Shortly afterward, his findings were presented to the judge in November 1978. The program was implemented in January 1979 for the express purpose of serious rehabilitation and would be done by way of education. Education was mandated, and became the first court-mandated program of its kind in the country where clients would be forced to get an education or go to jail. Miss one day of school - go to jail for seven-days. The program was later set-forth via Illinois State Statue as 'The Probation Challenge Act'.
Under the auspices of Bailey, the program has developed an informative site: www.ProbationChallenge.org known as 'The Truth Network' ... with Radio, Television, News Magazine and Blog, 24/7 and On-demand.
After being housed on the Chicago Olive-Harvey College Campus for 27-years, and after returning youth back into society as tax-payers rather than tax-burdens, the program was illegally evicted after the death of his mentors, Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and Illinois Appellate Court, Justice R. Eugene Pincham. The program was never with a hint of a scandal.
This event is to raise revenue to re-establish a new facility to house students who have now gone back into the streets of Chicago, after the eviction and have returned to past criminal behavior. Bailey said, "Clients can and will return when the political climate is corrected, but as we speak the powers-that-be are quite content to see some youth 'help in the creation of jobs' and services for the Criminal Just Us System."
Bailey said that "Without the majority of those incarcerated being African-American and Hispanics there would be no prison-system, it would in-fact fall to its very knees." Bailey, who for 14-years served as a Cook County Adult Probation Officer, 14-years as a member and chairman of the Cook County Board of Corrections and 34-years with Probation Challenge, a program acclaimed around the world.
An entire evening of * Awards * Dinner * Entertainment and the * Show of Shows, will take place: Friday, August 16, 2013, 7:00 PM at the Condesa del Mar, 12220 South Cicero Avenue. Chicago, Illinois. Tables of ten are also available. You must have reservations.
For reservations and information, call 773-978-3706. The entire evening is only $50 per-person and with free parking.
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