Youth Programs

Serving children and youth who have been impacted by violence or are at-risk is part of our core mission at SAFE Family Justice Centers. Violence is a learned behavior and we are committed to facilitating programs that help build social emotional learning in our youth. Our programs help our children grow up healthy, learn how to deal with stress, build relationships and confidence.

Police Activities League (PAL)

All kids face difficult challenges at school, home and on the playing field. Our PAL is dedicated to providing programs and activities which offer all kids an opportunity to participate with positive role models in a safe environment with caring adults.

The collaboration with Temecula, Murrieta, and Menifee Police Department is founded on the belief that early prevention and intervention for youth will reduce juvenile crime and violence.

SAFE Family Justice Centers accepts sign-ups year-round for the Temecula/Murrieta Police Activities League.

Riverside County PAL is the local chapter of the national PAL program.

For more information or to join Police Activities League, call (951) 587-3900 for more information or apply here to Police Activities League.

Young PAL

Our Young PAL program is open for all youth ages 5-12! The SAFE Family Justice Centers youth advocates and PAL mentors, including local law enforcement, provide a welcome and safe environment for children to learn about respect, teamwork, leadership, and community safety!

All while engaging in art and fun activities to help our Young PAL members engage with their peers and community helpers.

Girls Circle

The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 11-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls

Boys Council

The Council is a strengths-based group approach for boys and youth ages 11-18 who identify with male development to promote their safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. The Council meets a core developmental need in boys for strong, positive relationships.

In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives - individually and collectively!

Crime Prevention Unit (CPU)

The CPU consists of Deputy District Attorneys and SAFE Family Justice Center Nonprofit Youth Advocates working across the county to enhance public safety, help lower the recidivism rate, and prevent youth from becoming involved in the criminal justice system.

SAFE Family Justice Center (SFJC) is a non-profit community-based organization established in 1998 and specializes in providing domestic violence and at-risk youth prevention and intervention services to the community. In addition, SFJC provides services from four regional locations within the County of Riverside. The centers are in the cities of Riverside, Indio, Murrieta, and Temecula.

SFJC uses a multidisciplinary response framework that provides “one-stop shop” services to youth and adults from both government and community-based partner agencies who work under one roof to support the complex needs of at-risk youth and victims of abuse.

Services provided in the centers are trauma informed, client led, confidential, and limit the number of times that individuals must re-tell their story, ultimately creating a safe space for youth and family members to address the underlying causes of truancy and delinquent behavior. Learn more here.

Adult Programs

Our programs provide education and support for individuals who have experienced domestic violence, and parents who want better communication with their teens.

These programs focus on building healthier relationships, developing coping skills, fostering self–discovery, learning about safety planning, and finding support while working towards healing and growth. Our Parent Program works towards improving communication with teenagers, which can help strengthen family bonds and create a more positive home environment.

Domestic Violence Education Classes 10-Week Course

Our classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

Topics cover understanding intimate partner violence, the impact of domestic violence on children and families, safety planning and barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, healthy relationships, and wellness, understanding the civil and criminal justice system in relation to domestic violence, and more.

Women's After-Care Education Groups

A program for trauma survivors, Women's Circle is a support group for women to share, explore, build skills, and encourage one another to live authentically in mind, body, heart, and spirit.

Group topics include Identity – Who I Am, Relationships, and Being a Well Woman.

Parent Program

Empowering Parents. Transforming Teens.

Learn how not to argue with your child again. Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use. Improve school attendance and performance. Explore concrete solutions for media issues.

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