Freedom 4 Youth partners with UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, the Workforce Investment Board of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, and other community partners at-large, to provide both the individual and family re-entry support services and case management in a community setting. Youth are supported to define their own education and career pathway and develop an individual action plan with measurable goals for independent living and a drug-free lifestyle.
Our vision is to expand our existing partnerships 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.