juvenile justice

Children and teens come to us as repeat juvenile offenders with histories of neglect, trauma, substance abuse, mental illness, gang involvement, school suspensions, and family discord. They know what they see around them, and they rarely see a future beyond that.

Our goal is to help them imagine and achieve a better life. We teach them to respect authority and rules, manage impulses, and set goals. We help them finish school and get jobs. By preventing youth from going deeper into the corrections system, we are able to protect our communities, steward state resources, and save lives otherwise lost to incarceration or dependency.