Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., received the 2015 Partner in Justice Award from the Lawndale Christian Legal Center in Chicago on October 23.

Fr. Kelly is the director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The PBMR, which is a ministry of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, creates a safe place for those who have been harmed or threatened by violence in the neighborhood. It also offers ministry to those who are incarcerated and their families.

The Lawndale Christian Legal Center is a nonprofit organization in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood that offers legal services for youth.

Missionaries of the Precious Blood