Youth Diversion & Reentry

This strategy aims to help youth move away from deeper involvement in violence and the juvenile justice system through coordinated interventions. Programs will divert youth from arrest or prosecution and also help youth transition back to school and community after incarceration through life coaching and education and career exploration.


Youth Diversion programming that uses restorative justice practices with youth who have been arrested, but not sentenced, with the goal of having charges dropped, or that provides Oakland Police Department officers with an alternative option for youth facing arrest. Oakland Unite Contact: Mark Henderson


Youth Life Coaching and Reentry services for youth transitioning from the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Services include rapid school placement support, health care services, and referrals to community-based life coaching. Oakland Unite Contact: Mark Henderson


Youth Education and Career Exploration services that improve young people’s education outcomes and career readiness. Program offer a range of work opportunities afterschool and in the summer. Oakland Unite Contact: Dan Simmons


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