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Serving to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ

with troubled and incarcerated youth through intervention, prevention and continuity of care

I retired from Pacific Youth in December 2021, but am retaining this website for informational purposes only.

Orange County Juvenile Justice Complex, Orange, California

I Am More… by Chaplain Sheri

I am more than the crime I commit

I am a daughter, sister, mother, and friend

I have hopes, dreams, and aspirations

I have experienced troubles and temptations

I have been abused, addicted, and abandoned

I have hurt and sorrow buried

so deep that only God sees

I want to break free, I want to run,

to dance, to laugh

I want what every young girl wants

I want to know I am loved

and accepted for who I am

I live in your community perhaps on your street

I am more than the crime I commit

Will you reach out to me?

"Freedom in Christ" Youth Newsletter

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My Life in a Box

You know how I just realized my life ain’t the same, spending time (at OC JH) with my other friends, giving our parents enough trouble to keep us away. This is how I kept myself away from all the pain. Just as I was on my way to be a Christian all the way, the devil took me away...

J.S. (Youth Leadership Academy)

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A Cry For Help

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Incarcerated youth are housed in the three facilities of the Orange County Juvenile Justice Complex (OCJJC) — Juvenile Hall, Youth Guidance Center, and Youth Leadership Academy. This time of incarceration provides a unique opportunity to bring God’s light into the darkness, reaching out to troubled youth with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. When a youth comes to know Christ and embraces his or her new identity as a child of God, attitude changes, thinking changes, and a life bent towards crime and destruction is redirected toward serving and honoring the One who loves and died for them.

The Protestant Chaplaincy Ministry (PCM) is an outreach of Pacific Youth providing Christian ministry to incarcerated youth in Orange County. The PCM team makes thousands of contacts with youth each year through church services, Bible studies, discipleship, mentoring, biblical counseling, continuity of care, outreach events, and religious contacts for prayer and literature.