Did you know I was a youth offender? Luckily I had a probation officer who sent me to volunteer with a girl’s organization instead of to jail. Yet for my many other family members who were arrested before age 21, they ended up as felons, repeat offenders or worse.
And this is why in 2012, we’re focusing on training advocates working in jails & with other at-risk youth through “Respect on the Inside.”
–People under age 25 represent the largest # of re-offenders.
–It costs $90,000 a year to jail a youth in California alone.
–We aim to make 7x our impact in 2012: We can reach 30,000 youth for just $1 each with a life-changing program that helps them re-define respect and master tools to build their self-respect and healthy relationships.
We will maximize your social change investment. Make a tax-deductible donation today and invite your friends to do the same.
With love and respect,
Courtney, Co-Founder of The Respect Institute