Our MISSION

To break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime

through Christ-centered intervention.

Our VISION

To see youth flourish, free from a life of crime.

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11,000

youth enter the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court every year

56%

of these youth have been charged with multiple offenses

75%

of those multiple-time offenders are at high risk to continue into the adult system without adequate intervention

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JIFF is the primary faith-based youth intervention program serving youth with three or more offenses

JIFF IS COMMITTED TO UNITY AND ADDRESSING YOUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INJUSTICES

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THE PEANUT BUTTER OF JIFF

All youth referred to JIFF have some type of contact with the juvenile justice system
​after being arrested and are subsequently referred to the appropriate JIFF program.

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JUVENILE DETENTION ALTERNATIVE 

Through our collaboration with Shelby County & Memphis Juvenile Court we operate an Evening Reporting Center, a national best practices community based model.

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INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT 

JIFF facilitates two programs with longer interventions, one for lower risk youth and one for higher risk youth, all referred by juvenile court.

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MENTORING

Youth who successfully graduate from any of our programs have the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor from the community for one year.

WE ARE THE FACES OF THE FUTURE

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HELP US BREAK THE DESTRUCTIVE CYCLE OF JUVENILE CRIME

SUCCESS STORIES

"When I left at 13 I just was in the streets just stealin', shootin', got in a gang ... and I just started losing everybody - one by one. I ain't gonna lie, it was a lot of hurt. I had to go through a lot of pain, a lot of struggle ... When I got to JIFF, I promise my life got way, way, way better. Coach D, he pushed for me, like when I was at my lowest point, when I was ready to give up, didn't care about nothing no more, he always told me I can't give up. You got too much going, You can't give up ... Now I want to help others, just like everybody helping me."      - Albert

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