Freedom 4 Youth’s mission is to empower “at-promise” youth in the juvenile justice system and build community through transformative education, self-realization & trauma-informed wellness programs, mentorship, and policy advocacy.
We believe in the power of sharing stories to build belonging, hope, and service with the community.
Our vision is to expand our existing partnerships with Santa Barbara County Probation, UCSB and the Workforce Development Board and cultivate new ones to establish a center. This facility will fill critical gaps through diversion programming, delinquency prevention, community re-entry support and individualized case management involving families to reduce the challenges of recidivism. Our center will provide comprehensive services to include access to education, vocational training, job placement, entrepreneurship, mentorships, substance abuse education, emotional and physical safety, mental health support grounded in trauma informed care, and access to community resources.