people are currently incarcerated in the U.S.
under the age of 18 are incarcerated in juvenile jails in the U.S.
people are arrested annually in the U.S.
The U.S. has the HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATE
of any nation
www.aclu.org: America's Addiction to Juvenile Incarceration: State by State
is deeply rooted in community, transformative justice, and healing.
We work to reduce recidivism among youth and vulnerable individuals and help steer them away from early death decisions.
OUR OFFERINGS INCLUDE:
1-ON-1 YOUTH MENTORSHIP
FAMILY GROUP SESSIONS
PARTNERSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS
Incarceration can have damaging lifelong consequences, especially among youth and communities facing systemic oppression, inequality, and inequities.
Detaining young people and separating them from their families can rattle their foundation, disrupt their education, and interfere with their development. Often, incarceration exposes youth to further stress, violence, and trauma. Tragically, this can have a lasting impact on mental health and lead to collateral consequences of incarceration – and for many, the cycle continues.
Let’s break that cycle together.
Better yet, let’s guide and support our youth so they never have to experience the harrowing experience and harmful effects of incarceration to begin with.
Our Core Values
These values are the guiding principles for
Our VALUES are our TRUTH.
We believe that by creating a values system to live by, we can anchor ourselves and root into positive beliefs to guide our thinking, our actions, and our outcomes.
Understanding SELF and defining individual VALUES informs our approach to mentorship and sharing our stories.
1Hundred Years Podcast is our love letter to the community.
After collectively spending 100 years incarcerated, Lejon, Dante, and Patrick share powerful stories, life-changing experiences, and the painful challenges they've endured and overcome in an effort to steer youth and vulnerable individuals away from early death decisions.