Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
JUNITY is an alliance partner with Women's Non-Profit Alliance. We are also accredited as an ECFA member guaranteeing compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising and board governance.
Your gift makes it possible for us to provide toiletries, books and training materials for the juveniles in jail, as well as clothing, shoes, and food for youth released from jail. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated!
It is difficult to describe in words the life and influence of Ariella. First of all, speaking in past tense is hard because it acknowledges that her passing is real, and we do not want it to be. We want to hear her speak, laugh, and see her smile. We want to learn more about her experiences and listen to her advice. We want to look into her eyes and tell her how special she is.
Ariella became a part of JUNITY in 2019. Prior to officially joining, she provided insight and pertinent information in regards to working with at-risk youth. She advised us on how to communicate with them and which tools we could use to serve effectively. She was generous with her feedback and shared wisdom through personal experiences.
One thing is for sure, we can honor her memory by doing something she did. We will continue to serve youth with compassion, dignity, and respect. We will be honest with them and consistently let them know they are loved. We will reach out to them and never turn them away when they reach out to us. That is what Ariella would want us to commit to, because that is what she did.
We are a faith-based, non-profit organization who serves juveniles and youth who are at-risk of being in direct contact with the criminal justice system.
Our mission is to demonstrate God's unconditional love for youth by providing a variety of free services to juveniles and at-risk youth, and connecting them to other organizations in their local areas that will assist them.
Our vision is to see a major decrease in the rates of juvenile recidivism and the termination of the school-to-prison pipeline. We want to see the education rates of children tremendously increase, and the rates of juvenile incarceration drastically decrease. We want to see mentorship programs in every juvenile detention center throughout the nation, assimilation assistance for newly released juveniles, and transformation centers where youth can learn, play, and have free meals.
We conduct one-on-one and group mentoring and life skills training to youth detained at the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center in North Texas.
In the state of Texas, youth who commit offenses between the ages of 10 to 17 years are considered juveniles. Majority of detained youth have been diagnosed with mental health disabilities, experienced neglect, and abuse.
The United States juvenile justice department processes over 2.5 million cases per year. Many of the youth who are detained remain in the justice system well into their adulthood. Collaborations between families, community mental health facilities, youth organizations, and the juvenile justice system reportedly are effective in meeting the needs of youth, and tremendously decreases the number of juveniles detention.
Mentor, Educate, Train, Coach, Tutor, Have Fun
We serve status offender juveniles and at-risk youth ages 10-17 years old. We also support their parents/legal guardians, and connect them to free resources. We do not charge for our services.
First Christian Church Youth Building
813 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75074
1st and 3rd Fridays
4pm - 5:30pm