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“The problem with Ferguson, Cleveland, New York City and mostly every community where there are people of color is the lack of education of the criminal justice system. Our people don’t learn about the very system that incarcerates them until sadly they are in it. If we as Americans are to be successful at winning against an unfair system, we must learn about it. If it is true that OUR people, the American people, fail for the lack of knowledge, we here at MABMA intend on bridging that gap.” – Mike Brown, MA - President/CEO MABMA Enterprises, LLC

In light of the recent events that have happened in Ferguson, MO and other situations across the country, the dynamic often undiscovered and unmentioned is that criminal law is not taught in the public schools to our juveniles, who eventually become adults. Criminal law is the ONE subject that effects and incarcerates us the most that we know the least about. It is further the case that the public, more so the communities of color, aren't also taught anything about the criminal justice system until we are either hired and working in the criminal justice system, in jail charged with or convicted of a crime, or in college.

People of color are incarcerated at an alarming rate and are disproportionately represented in large numbers in the prison population, but are not represented in great numbers as practitioners in the criminal justice system. FACT IS, WE CAN'T BEAT A SYSTEM WE THINK IS UNFAIR UNTIL WE LEARN ABOUT THE VERY SYSTEM THAT INCARCERATES US. It is time that we change the course of ignorance in our community, and we here at MABMA intend to change that dynamic.

NOTE: Course Tuition Prices Listed and Course Schedule Are Subject to

Change or Cancellation Without Notice. No Refunds for Courses Paid For; Credit Toward Future Classes Given for Inability to Attend Course Paid For. 

MABMACJ – 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice/Security Course (20-Hours)

Tuition: $20.00;

Tuition for 20-Hr Unarmed Security Certification, if qualified and interested: $40.00

Minimum Age Required: 16 Years of Age; YES! OUR TEENAGERS NEED THIS COURSE, AND YOU DO, TOO!!!

Persons under 18 years of age must obtain parent/guardian permission before attending.

Day Class Schedule:

Every Monday – Tuesday from 9:00am – 5:00pm; Wednesday from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Thursday - Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

NOTE: This class schedule is for persons 18 years of age or older, unless persons under 18 years of age are out of school. High school students may only attend during the day class schedule if they are not in school due to a school-recognized vacation (i.e.: spring break, summer, Christmas, or any other school-recognized vacation. Attendance status is subject to verification.)

Night Class Schedule:

Every 1st Weeknight of the Month; Monday Night - Friday Night from 6:00pm - 10:00pm

NOTE: Parents who allow their teenage minor to attend this night class schedule must provide parental or parental-authorized escort from the training center so as not to be in violation of the City of Chicago Municipal Code 8-16-020 - Curfew hours for minors. Pursuant to Chicago Municipal Code 8-16-020, a parental-authorized escort may be someone who is 18 years of age or older and is per-authorized by the minor(s) parent/guardian on said Parent/Guardian Course Attendance Authorization Form.                  

Weekend Class Schedule:

Every 1st Weekend of the Month; Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 7:00pm


MABMA Enterprises, LLC is presenting our new course entitled: Introduction into Criminal Justice/Security. This course is for those who are interested in gaining knowledge of the criminal justice system. Students will learn and receive information on such topics as The Criminal Justice System, Civil and Criminal Law, Illinois law on self, home, and property defense, Citizen’s Arrest and Procedures, Defining Everyday Crimes, Your Miranda Rights and the 5th Amendment: What You Don’t Know, Reporting to Law Enforcement, Fire Safety and Prevention, Human Behavior/Relations, Public/Police ‘Mis’Perception of Human/Urban Behavior, Surviving Police Encounters, Understanding Police Tactics, Introduction into Private Security, and ‘Proof, not the Truth Theory. Students who enroll in this course will be taught along with other security students. The course tuition covers books and instruction materials. This minimum age for this course is from 16 years of age. YES!!! OUR TEENAGERS NEED THIS COURSE. The only qualification is that a prospect student has an open mind to learning skills that will help them forever. This class is relatively the same class taught to security officers, yet is with additions and is affordable for those who just want to learn about the criminal justice system and gain knowledge essential to one's knowledge base of the criminal justice system.

Students will receive a MABMA Training Certificate of Completion after 20 hours of training. Completion of this course also affords one the opportunity to take this training and make it a job skill enabling the student, if further qualified, to work in the security profession. The student who desires to enter the Illinois private security profession would only have to pay $20 more (mind you, the regular price is $50) and sit for the MABMA Enterprises, LLC Unarmed Security Course Knowledge Proficiency Exam that they have already trained for. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be certified as an Illinois Unarmed Security Officer, all while having learned skills that will last a lifetime and prepare them to navigate life without fear of the criminal justice system.

Equipment Required:

Pen, Notebook, and, if student is under 18 years of age, completion of the Parent/Guardian Course Attendance Authorization Form

To Inquire: Call (773) 797-2279

To Register In-Person: Go to 455 West 79th Street (by Normal Ave.), Chicago, IL and sign-up!

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