“It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass
CYFA’s restorative practices, education, and advocacy programs empower youth to create and achieve successful outcomes for self, family, and community.
CYFA’s BuildStrong Initiative is an adaptive process and place-based strategy that utilizes CYFA’s restorative practice, education, and advocacy programming to develop a common vision for system transformation that promotes youth opportunity and achieves community safety. BuildStrong Initiative programs include:
“Officers of the Falls Church Police Department understand the privilege and responsibility that comes with serving this amazing community. We stand boldly in our commitment to justice, fairness, and equality, and we stand proudly with CYFA in our collective work of achieving accountability through empathy and compassion for victims and young people involved.”
“Danville is a remarkable community poised for reinvention. Danville has been working diligently to reinforce public-private collaboration to address the complex, adaptive issues facing our community. The City is taking bold, transformative steps to promote thriving youth and prevent delinquency. The partnership with CYFA is another example of the City’s authentic commitment to its residents and the value we place on our most important resources – young people and families.”
“The partnership with CYFA advances NVJDC’s goals for ensuring safety at the facility, enhancing youth life skills, and supporting reintegration services that increase community safety.”