Youth With Faces gives youth in the juvenile justice system a second chance to be more than a faceless statistic. Their students learn and practice character lessons and work skills in classrooms and working in apprenticeships that equip them to create positive futures. As a result, they drastically reduce their chances of returning to custody and can build a new identity.
Youth With Faces serves more than 200 youth at three facilities in the Dallas County Juvenile Department. Their life-changing programs include: Culinary Arts, Horticulture Therapy, Dog Training, Career Readiness, and wrap-around post-release services. These programs help 75 percent of Youth With Faces graduates secure a job post release, and save taxpayers $2 million for each youth that is prevented from becoming a lifetime offender.
To learn more about Youth With Faces, visit youthwithfaces.org or follow @youthwithfaces on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.