It costs $85,000
to incarcerate youth for a year
It costs less than $5,000
to redirect with Crushers Club for a year
90% of Crushers
Improve their academic performance
After being arrested 87% of juveniles
within three months
Roughly 90% of Crushers
are not rearrested after a year of programming
350 youth have joined Crushers
Over 95 justice involved youth
have been engaged since 2015
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.