FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2009
Rev. Harold E. Bailey
THE PROBATION CHALLENGE INTERNET BROADCAST NETWORK
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Rev. Harold E. Bailey
Justice R. Eugene Pincham
Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) - Probation Challenge, under the auspices of its founder and president, the Rev. Harold E. Bailey, celebrates its 30th year Anniversary by not only educating ex-offenders, but gifting the world with a new concept in positive and informative Internet Broadcasting.
Probation Challenge was conceived by Rev. Bailey in November 1978, and implemented in January 1979, under the guides of the late Justice R. Eugene Pincham, out of the Chicago/county criminal courts, where Bailey once served as an adult probation officer assigned to Pincham's court. Bailey was allowed to convert the jury-room, courtroom and his adjacent office into classrooms after dark. Originally, only probationers on Bailey's case-load were mandated by Pincham to get an education, but later the State of Illinois 'Probation Challenge Act' availed the program throughout the County of Cook.
Many scoffed at the ideal that Bailey would dare to take the lives of "felony and misdemeanor probationers" into his hands by removing guns and knifes, and then replace with the tools of court-mandated-education...the concept worked! Not giving ear to naysayers, the licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel persevered saying, "Education brings about awareness; awareness brings on the ability for youth to think, and when they can think they can prayerfully make rational decisions."
Bailey has returned thousands of youth back into society as meaningful and productive citizens, and as tax payers rather than tax burdens. However, because of some political influence, his program has been forced to work on a shoestring budget by those optioning not to share the minister's vision.
The program successful in the areas of general education and technical skills, now turns its focus to multi-media audio and video to travel the world, because as Bailey states, "If we can make a positive educational transition in the lives of thousands already serviced, prayerfully we can reach millions more around the Global-Internet who perhaps are perishing for the lack of knowledge."
Network Hosts: Chinta Strausberg, Juanita Bratcher, Jon Daye, Judge Cynthia Brim, Maureen Forte, Derek McNeal, Minister Dorothy Bailey, Maurice Jackson, Darryll King, Howard Saffold, Queen Mother Helen Sinclair, Pastor Lottie Woods Hall, Israel Abdul Bey, Mayor Joe DuPar, Pastor A. J. Bailey, and the Rev. Harold E. Bailey. The PCConnection Network will also feature "Celebrity Stories."
About The Founder/President, the Rev. Harold E. Bailey: TheHistoryMakers.com
15 Years/The Harold Bailey Singers/Rush and Savoy Records
14 Years/Chicago's Cook County Adult Probation Officer
14 Years/Member and Chairman/Cook County Board of Corrections
Editor of The Challenge Newsmagazine and Author of The Criminal Just Us System
Probation Challenge Board of Directors
Rev. Harold E. Bailey, Founder/President
Herbert Jones, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mayor Joe DuPar, Chairman Emeritus
Joe Wilbourn, Treasurer
Halley Taylor, Board Secretary
Derek McNeal, Spokesperson
Radio/Webcam Shows On Demand Are Aired Around the World 24/7
Broadcasts Emanates From the Website: www.ProbationChallenge.org