Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Every year The Art of Yoga Project provides direct service to approximately 500 young women in the California juvenile justice system.
San Mateo County Juvenile Correctional Facility
The San Mateo County Juvenile Correctional Facility is utilizing the Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum as part of the year-round school program in their gender-responsive girls program. This innovative approach helps rehabilitate girls with significant substance abuse problems, self-destructive behaviors, mental health issues, and negative peer relationships, such as gang involvement. The Art of Yoga Project teachers deliver the curriculum three days a week, offering classes for which the girls get school credit. In addition, our teachers also hold classes each week for girls remanded to the Youth Service Center.
San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center
The Art of Yoga Project delivers its program in the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center. The Art of Yoga Project teaches year-round yoga classes, guiding the girls through the Eight Limbs of yoga with our Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum with a focus on yoga and reflective writing.
Santa Clara Juvenile Justice Center
The Santa Clara County’s Probation Department provides a residential program that focuses on rehabilitation services to youths who are committed to the program by the juvenile court. The program focus is holistic, cognitive behavioral management with individual counseling, group counseling, family therapy, substance abuse counseling and additional programming provided by community-based organizations. The Art of Yoga Project’s long-term commitment to fostering healthy lifestyle choices for young women is already an important part of the center’s weekly program.