As Channel 9 continues to investigate the community crisis involving young people and crime and what can be done to stop it, we have also created a list of resources for children, young people and families.
Below are links to local programs and organizations:
CMPD Youth Diversion Program
The objective of the program is to offer qualified minors the possibility of avoiding legal proceedings.
The group reaches out to young people to empower them through sport.
Transforming the youth movement
The mission of the program is to inspire positive social change and community transformation through youth.
Carolinas Life Connections
The organization offers a Charlotte-based mentorship program. The group said it uses relationships and communication to deal with the confrontation before it escalates.
The group is a non-profit mentorship for young people in Charlotte.
Youth development initiatives
The organization says it provides adult connections and life advice to disadvantaged young teens.
Bunk 57 Ministries — Mentoring Program for Young Disciples
Thompson Child and Family Interest Center
The organization provides clinical and preventive services for children and families across the Carolinas.
Achieving success on purpose
The non-profit organization says it helps underserved youth develop the emotional and social intelligence needed to tackle delinquency and disprove negative social narratives.
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