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.
JIFF embraces justice-involved youth to offer intervention alternatives to juvenile detention. We believe all children are created by God in His image and likeness. We believe all children are good, even when their actions may not seem good. We believe in the redemptive power of Christ through love. We encourage our participants to pursue the future they desire, we support them when they are weak and struggling, and we love them when they feel unloved. As we see the love of God shown to us through Christ, we believe that the oppressed and the marginalized can overcome with triumph and victory if supported, known, and loved. Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in LA said, "[our] message is not 'You can measure up someday.' Rather, it is: 'Who you are is enough.' And when you have enough, you have plenty. In this effort, we are always paying attention and are obedient to that." We at JIFF take the same perspective. Our youth are always enough, they do measure up, and they are surely loved.