S.Q.U.I.R.E.S stands for "San Quentin Utilization of Inmate Resources, Experiences, and Studies."
The San Francisco Squires Program is coordinated by Judge Katherine Feinstein, Jack Jacqua, and Marynella Woods.
Every month, these committed adults escort a group of young men from the San Francisco juvenile court system to San Quentin where they have a chance to learn about prison life from those who live it. The hope is that they will see what prison life is really like before they make a decision that might result in their own state prison commitment.
Read more about SQUIRES here
Watch a program about SQUIRES on Dr. Phil here
City Youth Now is proud to be one of the partners in this innovative program.