Crossroads mission is to prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships between youth and volunteers. Screened and trained volunteers are matched with children between the ages of 10 and 17 who have primarily been referred by juvenile probation officers or judges.
Each year thousands of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are referred to the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department for a variety of violations. Many are involved in non-violent offenses or misdemeanors, which, without intervention, could lead to more serious crimes.
Volunteers serve as positive role models who provide the guidance and support that have been missing in the lives of these children. Volunteers are paired with children in a one-on-one relationship that is monitored by caseworkers. The children and community all benefit from this type of positive relationship.
Visit the Crossroads Community Partnership for Youth website and start making a difference in the life of a child.