Youth With Faces gives youth in the juvenile justice system a second chance to be more than a faceless statistic. For incarcerated youth, the poverty and dysfunction that led to their mistakes creates a cycle of crime difficult for any teen to overcome alone. This is why we are here, every day without fail, with respect, accountability and belief in their potential.
Reduced Recidivism - Graduates of Youth With Faces programs are far less likely to return to juvenile or adult criminal justice systems. Compared to the over 50% repeat offense rate of kids in the juvenile justice system, those in Youth With Faces programs is only 13%.
Reduced Cost to Society - The average cost saved to taxpayers and victims by preventing just one youth from becoming a lifetime offender is $2 million.
Improved Outcomes - Almost 75% of Youth With Faces participants secure post-release employment, compared to just 1 in 10 of their peers in the juvenile justice system.
Lives Transformed - More than 1,000 lives transformed at Dallas County's Youth Village, Medlock Residential Treatment Center and Letot Girls' Residential Treatment Center.