CHICAGO — A community on the West Side of Chicago is teaming up to create a support system aimed at helping to prevent newly released inmates from being arrested again.

On Saturday, the Lawndale Christian Legal Center announced construction of a residential workforce development center near 14th Street and South Keeler Avenue.

The building will house 20 young men with criminal records. They will live in the dormitory- style building from anywhere between one to three years and will have mentors, job skilling training and money management training as they transition to home ownership.

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State and federal grants are part of the $17 million funding helping to launch the center.

The center is set to open in the Spring of 2024.