Positive Youth Justice Initiative - YOLO                                               

Activities / Work Product

  • PYJI Planning Meeting 101713.doc   576k - Dec 10, 2013, 12:31 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • PYJI Planning Meeting 82213.doc   571k - Oct 9, 2013, 11:35 AM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • PYJI Workplan and Outcomes 4.29.13.docx   28k - Apr 30, 2013, 1:16 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • PYJI Planning Meeting Notes 32613.doc   585k - Apr 9, 2013, 12:27 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • PYJI Workplan and Outcomes 031913.docx   32k - Mar 19, 2013, 3:45 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
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Positive Youth Justice in Yolo County

  • Yolo County PYJI Youth In Focus.pdf   69k - May 14, 2013, 1:08 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • PYJI A Vision.pdf   5895k - Mar 26, 2013, 2:20 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • Needs Assessment Phase 2.pdf   100k - Mar 26, 2013, 9:54 AM by Robert Wallis (v1)
  • Yolo County PYJI Stakeholder Recommendation Report.docx   24k - Mar 13, 2013, 12:27 PM by Robert Wallis (v1)
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Recent Announcements

  • Yolo County to Dedicate Community Garden http://davis.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/yolo-county-to-dedicate-community-garden The garden is a quarter-acre plot of land that will have multiple garden areas ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2013, 11:34 AM by Robert Wallis
  • Positive Youth Justice Initiative Medical Provider Forum http://www.yolocounty.org/index.aspx?recordid=2427&page=26 (Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Probation, Employment & Social Services and Health departments, in conjunction with CommuniCare Health Centers, will host ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2013, 2:36 PM by Robert Wallis
  • Positive Youth Justice Initiative Grant at Work in Yolo County (Woodland, CA) – In October, Sierra Health Foundation announced that Yolo County was one of six California counties selected as partners in the Positive Youth Justice Initiative. The initiative was developed ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2013, 4:38 PM by Robert Wallis
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What is the Positive Youth Justice Initiative?

Sierra Health Foundation's Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) supports California counties in transforming their local juvenile justice systems to improve the education, employment, social and health outcomes of crossover youth - youth who have been formally involved in the child welfare system, have experienced documented neglect, abuse and/or trauma, and who currently are engaged in tthe juvenile justice system.


The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation are funding partners of Sierra Health Foundation's Positive Youth Justice Initiative.

Initiative's thesis: Juvenile justice systems can better meet their public safety and rehabilitative goals by ensuring their most vulnerable youth achieve the behavioral and physical/mental health, academic and pro-social outcomes associated with healthy transitions to adulthood.

Background on PYJI

In December 2011, the Sierra Health Foundation board of directors approved a framework for a new youth development initiative, building on the recently concluded REACH Youth Development Program and incorporating findings from the reports Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions and Renewing Juvenile Justice. Common among these findings was a serious concern for young people at the margins of society. These youth are more likely to experience disproportionately poor education, employment, social and, ultimately, health outcomes. These youth are likely to be of color, live in communities that have high rates of poverty, have experienced violence or other forms of trauma, often are engaged in systems such as child welfare and/or juvenile justice and are more likely to attend alternative school settings.
In response, the foundation pursued a course of inquiry that sought to combine on-the-ground experience and research to design a program for crossover youth.