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SHORTSTOP Youth Project
We've been helping our youth stop short of crime since 1994. Our team of community volunteers and instructors from across the legal community offer the SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program, Individual and Family Counseling Sessions and the Juvenile Emotional Management Program to students in Long Beach, the South Bay, Catalina Island and the Greater Los Angeles area. Our aim is to enrich the lives of our young people by empowering them to become contributing members of an evolving society.

"SHORTSTOP is a really good way to show kids what it's really like in court and what it feels like to be in jail having the people come out and talk to us. Some of the kids haven't been to jail yet and this is an amazing way to make them not want to ever be there. Not everyone gets a chance like this and it's something that might be able to help children in the future. I thank you guys, you should keep doing the program."
A Student
"At first, I though the program was going to be boring but when I got there, the program wasn't boring and actually sort of education since I learned a lot of things from it." 
A Student
"This program gave me a second chance, which I am thankful for and it helping me realize that life in prison or juvie (juvenile hall) is hard."
A Student From Avalon, Catalina Island
"It showed me that life is so much different. They showed me laws I didn't know about (until now)."
A Student
"I like how this program had other people come and talk to us about how they lived before and what they did when they were in school and how they stopped and had a chance to prove themselves wrong and do something good."
A Student
"I liked SHORTSTOP because it helped me open up to not go to jail and not choose bad decisions. It really opened up to me because it made me think (about) what I chose (to do) in the past."
A Student
How You Can Donate
Our Square button at the very bottom of the web site allows you to donate to our services and fundraising events with the touch of a button. Just look for the button that looks like...you guessed it...a square! (Hint: it's the fourth button from the left, next to the Facebook logo and the gift box for Deposit-A-Gift.)
Services and Pricing

SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program
Recidivism studies show that youth who
successfully complete our SHORTSTOP
have an 80% chance of not reoffending
a crime.


Program Fee$125

Individual and Family Counseling
SHORTSTOP recognizes that delinquent
behavior in many cases could be prevented
if parents had the proper skills to
address the frustration behind the
delinquent behavior through cognitive
and behavioral therapy by our counseling
team.


Sessions Pack (5 count, 5 additional)$50

Juvenile Emotional Management (JEM) Program
Formally known as Juvenile Anger Management (JAM)
JEM is specifically designed to teach at-risk
and under-served youth how to recognize
anger and express it appropriately,
therefore eliminating a root cause of
youth violence. JEM includes secular stretching
exercises and Why Try, which teaches
youth how to build and maintain resiliency
in the face of obstacles.

Student and Parent
Student Only
$80
$50
Where Can You Find Us?
director@longbeachbarfoundation.org

(562) 981-7525

Long Beach Bar Foundation
3515 Linden Ave., Ste. 52
Long Beach, CA 90807

Our office is located in beautiful Bixby Knolls in Long Beach, Calif. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. and are closed on holidays. Our SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802.