About JJM

The Youth for Christ Juvenile Justice Ministry (JJM) connects trained adults with at-risk young people in order to help them make better choices and establish a solid foundation for their future.  Like every ministry of YFC, JJM seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found as life-long followers of Jesus Christ.  It is estimated that 25% of our young people today are deemed "at-risk youth," according to the National Research Council Panel on High-Risk Youth (1995).  
The National YFC JJM department has defined an at-risk young person as a young person who has experienced significant damage and is likely to damage the lives of others.  A "significantly damaged life" is defined as the presence of negative influences (or the absence of positive influences) that increase the likelihood of destructive life choices.
Currenty we have sixty volunteers who work with youth through our Juvenile Justice Ministry and in some cases their parents to help them make better choices, ideally making a decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  Our staff are wonderful, dedicated people who are non-judgemental and have a strong desire to share the Good News of God's love with incarcerated young people.  As the adults share their time and build trust with these hurting and rebellious youth, many realize that God is who they need and turn to him.