Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The primary focus of Youth Alliance is to engage the community to provide youth who are on probation, with the skills to become productive self-sufficient adults. Juvenile delinquency has been growing in our own cities without people noticing that is becoming a concern to the communities. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, San Benito County last update was in 2014 it showed that under the age of 18 that 36 youth have been arrested compared to 2013 that it was 27. Teaching evidence-based life skills lessons in workshops for youth who are at-risk will reduce recidivism by 40%. Youth will be able to make positive decisions when being positioned in tough situations by reflecting. Communities uniting together on being more engage with youth who are at-risk to support and guide them through the right path for success.