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Girls Diversion Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)

Adult Friends for Youth (AFY), in partnership with the Honolulu Police Department, propose an early Mobile Assessment Center (MAC) intervention program, that diverts status offending youth ages 8-17, from entering the juvenile justice system court process. The Girls Diversion Project will specifically target female youth from HPD District 8 with the goal of serving between 100-150 female youth by the end of the three-year period. The foundation of the MAC, and AFY is Re-directional Therapy (RT) which includes trauma-informed care, restorative justice, and a social-emotional development curriculum that is aimed at improving coping skills that involve youth recognizing past actions/behaviors, assessing consequences to actions, regulating emotions, and establishing positive relationships with people around them.

Date Created: September 27, 2022