Freeourkidscoalition (FOK) believes in...
A ‘community justice model’ must replace the existing ‘punishment model’ in order to support youth development and well-being. This can be achieved by building an infrastructure in Alameda County of equitable and culturally relevant community-based supports, services, diversion and other professional, educational, and creative opportunities for youth to build their resilience and to prevent the harmful impacts of system-contact.
Centering the voice and leadership of youth and directly impacted communities is a direct intervention to ensure they are equal collaborators in the creation and implementation of the ‘community justice model.’
The power of Alameda County community organizations working together towards this shared vision.