Successes

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It costs $85,000

to incarcerate youth for a year

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It costs less than $5,000

to redirect with Crushers Club for a year

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90% of Crushers

Improve their academic performance

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After being arrested 87% of juveniles

are

incarcerated

within three months

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Roughly 90% of Crushers

are not rearrested after a year of programming

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350 youth have joined Crushers

since 2013

 
I went from being a leader of a gang to a leader in boxing
— Crushers Member
 
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Over 95 justice involved youth

have been engaged since 2015

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100% of Crushers

feel better about themselves

 
 

Awards and Recognition

  • In April 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wraypresented Sally Hazelgrove with the “Director’s Community Leadership Award,” the highest recognition the FBI awards a civilian.

  • Cook County honored Sally Hazelgrove with their 2017 “Woman of the Year” Award for her work with youth on probation.

  • In April 2017, as part of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, the MPA featured Sally Hazelgrove and Crushers board member Vanessa Tanaka in a roundtable titled “Diverting Youth from Gang Activity: Effective Practices, Programs, and Partnerships.”

  • In 2015, Sally Hazelgrove was a Thrasher Award Recipient for Superior Accomplishments in Gang Prevention and was named a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago magazine.

  • In addition to winning the 2012 Project Impact competition of A Better Chicago, Crushers Club's successful model has received recognition including the Poder Award for Social Impact and Make It Better’s Philanthropy Award in 2014.

  • Crushers Club’s work in Englewood was highlighted at the 2014 Women in the World Summit at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Sally Hazelgrove was invited to speak at the 2014 American Justice Summit and was published in Vice News at that time.