Listed below are links to resources related to the services and programs provided by City Youth Now. The opinions and views expressed by these agencies and organizations do not necessarily represent those of City Youth Now.
The Art of Yoga Project is a Bay Area non profit which seeks to lead teen girls in the California Juvenile Justice system toward accountability to self, others and community by providing practical tools to effect behavioral change.
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Tenderloin of San Francisco. BAWCC provides information, referrals, and free clothes for low-income women, children and families in our community.
The Beat Within is a weekly publication of writings and art from "inside" juvenile halls around the country.
Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Their performances enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts; create a sense of community in a non-commercial setting in which they can donate their talents to inspire and be inspired; provide an opportunity for non-performing volunteers to contribute a variety of skills and resources that support our humanitarian services and increase the impact of donor contributions.
CARC is one of six new programs that comprise San Francisco's Action Plan. The Action Plan was developed in 1997 at the request of the Mayor and under the auspices of both the mayor's Criminal Justice Council and the California Board of Corrections (CBC). The goal of the Action Plan was not only to reduce delinquency and recidivism, but also to offer an opportunity to the offending youths to develop character.
California Youth Connection is an advocacy/youth leadership organization for current and former foster youth. "We are young people, who because of our experiences with the child welfare system, now work to improve foster care, to educate the public and policy-makers about our unique needs and to change the negative stereotypes many people have of us."
First Place for Youth is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to remedy the lack of services available to youth who are making the difficult transition from foster care to independent living.
HEY is a collaboration of public and non-profit agencies dedicated to helping youth successfully transition out of foster care.
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK is based on testimonial writings by the youngest members of America's prison system. While in Juvenile Hall, detained and incarcerated youth are invited to participate in weekly writing workshops led by The Beat Within which has been publishing and distributing their art, essays and poems throughout the national juvenile justice system since 1996. The workshops inspire these young writers to dig deep, and seek meaningful insights through thought-provoking topics, and personalized feedback to each and every participant. Through the guidance and help of support services, mentors, mediators, and educational programs, many youth return to rewarding and productive lives. They get the hand up they need in order to restore their lives, and repair the harm to those impacted by their actions.
And along the way, they write—sharing new poems and stories each month, here, with us.
The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California dedicated to improving the quality of life for California's homeless children and developing policy solutions to prevent homelessness.
LSC provides free legal and social services to children and youth under 18 years old in the San Francisco Bay Area in the following areas: dependencies, guardianships, emancipations, hearings arising out of school discipline, special education, benefits, immigration, and other cases not easily categorized.
A Miner Miracle provides professional clothing and image counseling to low income men, women, and young adults seeking employment. The purpose of the program is to move disadvantaged people into the workplace by educating them to present themselves well and with pride.
The Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) provides subsidized employment opportunities to approximately 1,400 high school-aged youth each year. The goal of the program is to support the positive development of youth in San Francisco by engaging them in meaningful employment, career, leadership, and community involvement opportunities. MYEEP is a collaboration of 12 community-based organizations, which ensures citywide inclusion in the program, as well as access to a diverse array of services.
Queen's Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area was formed in 1921 by a group of women lawyers frustrated by the resistance of male lawyers to their participation in the local bar association. Queen's Bench seeks to advance the interests of women in law and society, and plays an integral part in furthering the progress of women in the legal profession.
The San Francisco Police Activities League builds community by organizing youth sports and healthy activities that develop personal character and foster a positive relationship among police officers, youth and dedicated volunteers.
The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Our effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor and community support.
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer advocate/mentors are sworn court officers trained to work one-on-one with children in the Juvenile Dependency Court system, to assess individual needs, to advocate for necessary services, and to serve as trusted mentors and friends.
One of the few city departments in the country dedicated exclusively to young people, DCYF enhances the lives and futures of San Francisco's children and youth through innovative partnerships with parents and youth, community organizations, city departments, schools, funders and the private sector.
The Department of Human Services serves almost 100,000 San Franciscans each year. The people we serve are those who suffer hardship or who have been unable to participate fully in the social and economic life of the community.
The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Section is to promote the health and well-being of women of childbearing age, infants, children and adolescents who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes by virtue of financial, language or cultural barriers, or mental or physical disabilities by assuring access to health promotion and health care services.
The San Francisco Independent Living Skills Program supports current and former foster youth to meet life's challenges and work towards getting what they need to become self-sufficient, successful adults.
The San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department is the city agency responsible for investigating referrals on youth who are alleged to be beyond parental control or who are alleged to have committed a crime. SFJPD provides supervision services for youth who are wards of the court or who have been deemed in need of such services by the Superior Court, Juvenile Division, for the City and County of San Francisco.
As part of these services, the Department operates two facilities: the Youth Guidance Center where Juvenile Hall is located and the Log Cabin Ranch School in La Honda. www.sfgov.org/site/juvprobation_index.asp
The San Francisco Youth Commission is a chartered city commission made up of a group of 17 young people between the ages of 12 and 23 who advise the mayor and the Board of Supervisors on youth issues in San Francisco.
Write to Read is a comprehensive program bringing library services, programs and literacy to incarcerated youth.
Youth Justice Institute (YJI) is a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to effectively addressing the needs of system-involved youth so they transition into healthy adults. We accomplish this through direct service, information sharing, partnerships, and advancing the knowledge of what works. YJI began in 2002 as the Girls Justice Initiative (GJI), which was a project of United Way of the Bay Area (UWBA). We had a three year commitment from the UWBA to develop an initiative that would respond to the increasing number of girls involved in the juvenile justice system and increasing percentage of girls detained in San Francisco Juvenile Hall.
Youth Speaks is a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people find their "voice" through programs led by experienced poets and writers, presentation opportunities, events and competitions, and collaborative experiences with other young people. Youth Speaks has inspired young people to become poets and spoken-word artists and has provided them with valuable empowering experiences that help them hone their creative and critical thinking skills, writing skills, and presentation skills and abilities.
YTEC's model — unique among youth drug courts nationwide — integrates treatment with education to support court and drug-involved youth in addressing their academic, emotional, substance abuse and delinquency issues in the least restrictive environment.