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SANDAG supports local law enforcement and human services agencies by evaluating juvenile crime prevention programs.

Current Juveniles Projects

IMPACT Evaluation

Offers an alternative to detention/system involvement for youth.

Increasing Resiliency in High-Risk Youth (CalVIP)

Provides services to high-risk youth in the City of San Diego who participate in the CHOICE, Achievement Center, or Alternatives to Detention programs.

Junvenile Diversion Initiative (JDI)

Implements and administers the program which involves a restorative justice approach.

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Discrepencies

The purpose of this study is to inform future juvenile justice system management decisions to continue to eliminate disparities.

Chula Vista Promise Neighborhoods

Aims to address significant challenges faced by students and families living in high-poverty communities.

San Diego Promise Neighborhoods

San Diego Promise Neighborhood is the second Promise Neighborhood site in San Diego County.

Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act

Identifies programs qualified for JJCPA funds.

Past Juveniles Projects

Fostering Youth Independence Mentoring Program

SANDAG provided grant support for a San Diego Youth Services program designed to engage youth in foster care with qualified mentors.


Helps build skills to prevent pregnancy, HIV, and STDs.

Pathways of High-Risk Youth

A two-year study that examined factors contributing to youth most entrenched in the juvenile justice system.

Teen Prostitution in the San Diego Region

Conducted a community assessment documenting the scope of the problem of prostituted youth in the San Diego region.