If you have a troubled young person in your life there is a way to help them here in Santa Ana called Shortstop. Shortstop is a unique juvenile crime diversion program that has served juvenile offenders and their families since 1980. In 1989, Programa Shortstop was developed as a cultural adaption Spanish language version of Shorstop.
As a cost-effective, comprehensive alternative to prosecution, Shortstop utilizes effective, science-based models for reducing delinquency among youth. The program incorporates a strong restorative justice plan, which makes for a highly effective diversion program. Shortstop teaches youth offenders to take responsibility for their actions through decision-making strategies designed to result in positive future choices. Continue reading