New Roads for New Visions
With over 30,000 juvenile offenders incarcerated in three Juvenile Halls and eighteen Residential Treatment Centers (camps), Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice System stands alone as one of the largest detention systems in the country.*
Probation youth who return to the community face significant barriers to a successful transition. They face a lack of financial resources, pro-social support and an overwhelmed system that is ill equipped to properly support them. According to California’s Division of Juvenile Justices (DJJ), 70% of youth paroled from its institutions are rearrested within two years.
New Roads for New Visions (formerly Camp Community Partners) was created in 2002 by the New Visions Foundation as an alternative response to this negative cycle of incarceration.
Located at Probation Camp David Gonzales in the Malibu Mountains, New Roads has served more than 600 male probation youth since the program’s inception. The program provides both effective in-camp educational resources and re-entry supportive services for 75-100 male probationers, ages 14-18 each year.
- In-camp: Participants attend classes to enhance their education, social skills and coping skills.
- Re-entry: New Roads begins working with probation participants 60 days prior to their release from camp and continues to work with them for 30 days after their release.
For more details on New Roads, please click on the links below.
* Los Angeles County Children Planning Council Report, 2006.