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)

Riverside County PAL offers free flexible programming to local youth. Programs are curriculum based and separated by age group to allow for youth to learn from their peers in a safe age-appropriate space with positive role models. Programs offer engaging activities, structured discussions, and peer support.

Groups are designed to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills. Thereby enhancing youth's abilities to be able to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential. PAL prioritizes giving space to youth to develop healthy and diverse identities which allow them to grow as respectful leaders and connected allies in their communities.
Adult mentors include a variety of local law enforcement personnel, nonprofit advocates, and community members who provide unique perspectives to PAL youth and meaningful opportunities for modeling good citizenship.

SAFE Family Justice Centers accepts sign-ups year-round for the Riverside County Police Activities League.

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

PAL Events & Field Trips

Youth mentees and their families will receive invites to all PAL events and community workshops and will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to local museums, businesses, parks, and more!

Mentorship Opportunities

Individuals 18+ are invited to apply to be mentors to youth in their local community. Mentors are provided training, encouragement, and support in our collective journey to better the next generation. Apply to mentor here.

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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