incarcerated youth in the U.S.
spent a year on confining youth nationwide
juvenile recidivism rate nationwide
juvenile recidivism rate in YTJ Peer Solutions
We believe the best way to end the school-to-prison pipeline is to transform traditional, punitive school discipline and juvenile justice systems into restorative, trauma-informed, and peer-driven solutions where youth can reflect and learn from mistakes, repair damage and relationships harmed, and move forward successfully.
Working in collaboration with youth, schools, community organizations, and county probation departments, we envision safer communities where youth stay in school, schools cultivate a greater sense of personal connection, safety, and accountability, and youth exercise authentic agency in their lives and neighborhoods.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteer. Advocate. Donate.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”