Recent ICARE Posts

  • ICARE Justice Ministry Report: April 2024

    Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did and it never will ~ Frederick Douglas

    ICARE’s Rev. Ken Emmanuel spoke about a mother and grandmother from his church who were going out on a Saturday morning to get coffee. They saw the body of ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE March 2024

    ICARE gets city to study climate change

    There’s no point in building if those buildings are going to be under water ~ Mayor Donna Deegan 

    By 2070, three times as many people in Jacksonville will be exposed to flooding as today. That’s the bad news. The good ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE February 2024







    ICARE Research Issue Update: Mental Health 

    Jax Mayor’s Office Learns About Treatment, Not Jail for People in Crisis

    Most states spend more money to incarcerate people with mental illnesses than to treat them. ~ Judge Steve Leifman, founder, Miami-Dade County Criminal Mental Health Project

    They ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE December 2023

    Bending Toward Justice


    at Violence Intervention Press Conference







    Fifty-one ICARE network members—including six from BBUUC—made the case to news outlets that JSO’s Group Violence Intervention Program needs to be reassessed. This, after Sheriff T.K. Waters failed to ... read more. Read more →

  • 2023 ICARE’s Community Problems Assembly


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    ICARE’s Community Problems Assembly



    Join us and become part of this year’s plan to deal with flooding, gang violence, over-policing, and mental health crises

    When: 7 p.m. Monday, October 30

    Where: Christ the King Catholic Church; 742 Arlington Rd N

    At ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE September 2023

      We’re Looking for 

    Your Stories

    Join an ICARE House Meeting*

    And Put Your Faith into Action!

    Share insights on community problems

    Flooding ~ Mental health ~ Neighborhood violence ~ Police fees, fines, traffic stops ~ and more

    Enjoy food, fellowship, and social justice:

    Sunday, Sept. 10, noon, Olympia Brown Room at ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE August 2023

    ICARE Gains at Sheriff’s Town Hall

    ICARE showed up in force and scored wins at Sheriff T.K. Waters’s town hall last month. Thirty-four members came and ICARE ranked high in news coverage. Here’s how our agenda fared:

    Gang (Group) Violence Intervention... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE June 2023

    If you believe in social justice for Jacksonville

    Thank a BBUUC member who showed up!

    Because of you, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters agreed to:

    Tour Miami’s model program for handling mental health calls Coordinate 911 operators with the new 988 mental health hotlineKritinia  Altes Viqui Hilliard Judy Olevnik Madeline SimsMary Avery Missy  ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE May 2023

    Moral arc bends small

    Thin support from sheriff at ICARE 2023 Nehemiah Action

    It was a night of tough love at Abyssinia Baptist Church. A Jacksonville interfaith assembly of 650 church members – including 49 from BBUUC– gathered to ask Sheriff T.K. Waters to focus more on ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE March 2023

    ICARE Justice Moment:

    Don’t arrest someone over a mental breakdown

    Police officers are typically the first responders to incidents involving people with mental illness, and too often it doesn’t end well. JSO has told us the only two possible responses are: to arrest the person or to ... read more. Read more →