Delinquency Prevention & Youth Development

Since the beginning of SAY San Diego’s programming in 1971, it has been a key emphasis to provide youth with the support and guidance they need for a healthy adolescence and adulthood. Much of this work is preventative, and supports the whole family, from the earliest stages of childhood. We specialize in preventing justice system involvement and promoting healthy development for youth who are already exhibiting risky behaviors that have brought them to the attention of law enforcement, school counselors, community agencies, or concerned parents and precipitated a referral to SAY.

SAY is proud to have worked closely with San Diego County Probation Department, the Juvenile Court, and community partners for more than three decades to provide community support to youth and families and a critical, positive link between law enforcement and youth.