About Us

YJF is a new, charitable foundation (tax-exempt status pending), which recognizes the overuse of prisons to punish our youth who are often failed by our social systems.  YJF is focused on recognizing the potential and promoting the dignity of these youth upon their return to our communities.  The foundation was founded by community business leaders to provide basic assistance to individuals who were imprisoned as young as 14 years of age and are returning to our communities with great motivation and little resources to help them succeed.  The Foundation is building both a fund and community support to train, hire and mentor these individuals to successful returning citizens