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.

"I am thankful for all your assignments that open my mind about how to direct my life. Life isn't easy, but without information, it's more difficult. I will make my handbook my guide to getting a successful life."
A Student
"It helped me see the consequences for crimes and it made not want to do crime and changed the way I saw things."
A Student From Avalon, Catalina Island
"I think that the SHORTSTOP Program is a good program. It can change kids but only if they want to (change)."
A Student
"I liked how you showed us the right way to go and stop people from making the wrong (choices)."
A Student
"I think that the SHORTSTOP Program is good because it could help kids that are not on the right path to go on the right path so they could get good in the future instead of asking for money for drugs."
A Student from Avalon, Catalina Island
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 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

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
Where Can You Find Us?

(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.