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Youth Overcoming (YO!)

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YO!

YO! 

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, ODR Reentry Division has implemented YO!, a transformative mentoring program that will help young adults reach developmental milestones by engaging them productively in education, work, and civic life. This model has led to successful outcomes in reducing recidivism in other jurisdictions and consists of six components: 1) Group sessions that enable comradery and support amongst participants, 2) a curriculum based on cognitive behavioral principles, 3) credible messenger mentors with lived experience of incarceration who are available for support, advice, and guidance, 4) case management and service navigation with a focus on education and employment, 5) participant incentives for achieving milestones, and 6) incorporation of positive young  development values, principles, and practices for emerging adults. 

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