JCAP's mission is to reduce juvenile crime and delinquency and improve the long-term educational success rates and life outcomes of socially and economically disadvantaged juveniles.
In a 2012 TED talk that has been viewed more than 1.4 million times, Professor David R. Dow observed that more than 80% of the inmates on death row had previous contact with the juvenile justice system. Dow therefore proposed early intervention in the lives of at-risk juveniles as part of a strategy to improve the lives of socially and economically disadvantaged youth and thus decrease adult crime. JCAP is being developed to implement that strategy.
JCAP is actively recruiting mentors. For further information or to volunteer, click below.
JCAP offers a variety of legal services to youth and families. To see a list, click below.
Using a designed protocol, JCAP provides mentoring to disadvantaged juveniles in the middle school age range.