Retired police officer Jennifer Maddox continues helping community with Future Ties

Retired police officer Jennifer Maddox continues helping community with Future Ties

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:55AM

CHICAGO (TOC) — As a Chicago police officer, Jennifer Maddox typically responded to crimes involving younger individuals.

“I mentioned ‘we have to actually do one thing to provide them a possibility to have one thing to do in a protected area,'” mentioned Maddox.

She based Future Ties. Maddox lately retired from the police division however she’s nonetheless working to assist teenagers by means of Future Ties.

A type of teenagers is Jakyla Hester.

“In the summertime of 2020, I had no concept what I wished to do or what I wished to be,” mentioned Hester. “Once I received to Future Ties in 2020, we principally simply targeted on us. We wrote resumes, cowl letters, for no matter we wished to do.”

Hester is fascinated by pictures and video manufacturing. She does movies for Future Ties.

Transferring ahead, the group has the hopes of opening a brand new neighborhood middle.

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