Juvenile Reentry & Gang Support Services

GuidenU4Life is referred to youth in need of services and usually first encounter them while they are still in DSHS JJ & RA Facilities.

GuidenU4Life works with juvenile offenders providing mentoring, outreach, youth development, support, and resources for young men both within juvenile facility and after their release.

The majority are young men of color between the ages of 15-21.

GuidenU4Life provides services and activites that focus on preventing criminal behaviors and reinforcing pro-social behaviors.

The specific targets of this service is to help youth learn to manage anger and conflict, boost their self-esteem, address mental health issues like depressions, and move them out of situation likely to involved them in delinquency, gangs, and substance abuse.