Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
Youth Alliance is a nonprofit organization based in Hollister, California. Within this organization there is a program for at-promise youth who are currently in the juvenile justice system, Guidance and Navigation to Achieve Success or GANAS. California has a 74.2% recidivism rate for minors. By developing a 5 week group curriculum for the youth enrolled in the GANAS program the project intended to provide at-promise youth with life skills to help reduce recidivism within the community. Findings from this project were established by a post survey; the survey revealed that youth were positively impacted by the topics covered in the group, 100% shared that they now feel confident in setting priorities for themselves. It is recommended that this program continues to teach the youth about life skills.
Gapol, Nicolle, "Life Skills to Help Reduce Juvenile Recidivism" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1493.