Category: Prevention/Outreach Programs (return to main resources page)
Breakaway Outreach is a national non-profit organization reaching at-risk youth and incarcerated teens with the Gospel through a myriad of culturally diverse programs.
The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
CJJ members work to build safe communities one child at a time. With this vision in mind, CJJ serves as a premier national resource on delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues. CJJ is based in Washington, DC, yet reaches every U.S. state and territory. Nationwide, more than 1,500 CJJ volunteers from the public and private sectors- professionals, concerned citizens, and advocates for children and families, and youth themselves- participate as members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice.
CSGV emerged from the civil rights movement in the early 1970s and pushes a progressive agenda to reduce firearm death and injury. We were founded on the principle of collaboration, meaning that we work closely with other organizations to achieve our common goals.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants is a nation-wide grass roots organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system.
Depressed Teens is an educational site dedicated to help teenagers and their parents and educators understand the signs and symptoms of teenage depression and provide resources for those ready to reach out and get the help they need.
The purpose of the Fatherhood Educational Institute is to introduce indigent and incarcerated fathers regarding fatherhood through the use of clinical and related educational tools to promote fatherhood in poverty stricken neighborhoods and in the general public through events and any other means of educating the public on the importance of patriarchal involvement in children's lives.
The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from prison.
The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.
Healthy Relationships is a violence prevention curriculum that helps students to analyze the culture of violence that condones abusive behavior is the first step towards empowering them to create the violence-free culture of tomorrow.
Homeboy Industries mission is to assist at-risk and former gang involved youth to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Free programs -- including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training and job placement -- enable young people to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures.
Focusing on priority educational needs in the region, the NW Regional Educational Laboratory conducts programs and projects under four Centers of Excellence, providing services in the areas of classroom teaching and learning; school and district improvement; school, family, and community; and research, evaluation, and assessment.
Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) of Fairfax County, Inc. is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. OAR's mission is to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime by providing opportunities, alternatives, and resources to offenders and their families.
The non-profit Oregon Social Learning Center is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities.
Partnerships Against Violence Network is a "virtual library" of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies. Violence prevention professionals can communicate and share resources through the Pavnet mailgroup.
The Peace Education Foundation's mission is to educate children and adults in the dynamics of conflict and promote skills of peacemaking in our homes, schools, our community, the nation, and the world. From our website, you can download research documentation, FAQs and a White Paper on who we are, State Standards correlations, resources produced by participants in our trainings, and pre/post tests; research and purchase our products; and make a donation or support a school.
The mission of Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents is to provide supportive services to children of incarcerated parents and their families, and to increase public awareness of the underlying problems of these children as victims. The purpose of the SKIP program is to help children ("Skippers") of incarcerated parents and their families better cope with separation due to incarceration; to maintain family ties, and to break the cycle of incarceration by: informing the community at large of the underlying problems of children with incarcerated parents and the necessity of community support and increasing family awareness of community services and support that are available to them.
Through cooperative arrangements with prison, probation, and parole officials throughout the country, The Salvation Army plays a growing role in prison rehabilitation and crime prevention. In some jurisdictions, prisoners are paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Services include Bible correspondence courses, prerelease job-training programs, employment opportunities in cooperation with parole personnel, material aid, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families.
Since 1957, the San Jose Peace Center has educated thousands of local people to critical issues of peace and justice. Throughout its history, the Peace Center has been a consistent voice for alternatives to the ever increasing violence and militarism taking place through out the world.
The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention offers prevention and education for use by retailers, law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice, crime prevention practitioners, educators, media, etc., as well as rehabilitation and support for individuals dealing with a shoplifting problem.
S.T.A.R. Programs, Inc. is a company that licenses, implements, and maintains a unique disciplinary program for schools and juvenile courts interested in a proven, cost-effective alternative to the incarceration, suspension or expulsion of at-risk youth. Where currently implemented, S.T.A.R. has drastically reduced juvenile offenses and referrals to the office for disciplinary problems; all while improving academic performance. These results are realized at a cost much less than traditional methods of treating youthful offenders or less effective "boot camp" programs.