Involvement with the juvenile justice system can have a long-lasting negative impact on a young person’s life – including decreased education and career opportunities, reduced access to housing, and increased chances of involvement with the justice system as an adult. Afterschool and summer learning programs provide safe and supervised environments, promote positive decision-making and social-emotional skills, build protective factors, decrease risky behaviors, and offer opportunities to build trusting relationships with caring adults and peers. Regular participation in high quality afterschool programs can help keep young people out of the juvenile justice system.
• Youth Violence Prevention Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Technical Packages for Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• VetoViolence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Council for Strong America
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Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court School-Justice Partnership National Resource Center
At-Promise Center Atlanta Police Foundation
At-Promise brings police and community partners together to create pathways to success. This model focuses on three major areas: Diversion, Intervention and Prevention
Juvenile Justice Strategies Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Foundation’s juvenile justice reform agenda is designed to improve the odds that at-risk youth can make successful transitions to adulthood.