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Youth Opportunity Center (YOC)

Juvenile Justice Ministry

Inspirational signs hanging on a fence


Leana Caraballo

Young people in the juvenile justice system often feel overlooked, and it's our passion to make them feel seen, heard, and valued. Our Juvenile Justice Ministry aims to be a steady voice and presence in their lives, intentionally postured as a humble and authentic mentor.

We come alongside many young people at the Youth Opportunity Center. Many of the teenagers we meet face adverse situations such as relational trauma, racial trauma, community violence, and lack of access to basic needs. It is during these moments of crisis that our leaders invest in reciprocal trusted friendships with our young people to introduce them to Christ and uncover God's story of hope in their lives.