Youth Development & Community Support services primarily act as prevention and intervention tools for youth who are most at-risk of or are currently involved with gangs and the juvenile legal system. The Youth Development Navigators (YDN) provide counseling and act as advocates for the youth and families.
Community Support intervention and prevention services include conducting a comprehensive assessment, developing individualized service plans, resource mapping, providing wrap around services and weekly engagements. Community support services are result-based services proven to increase positive academic, social, and behavioral outcomes and reduce harmful behaviors and influences. This represents a concerted effort to stop the school to prison pipeline within our communities and advance the goal toward zero youth detention.