Our Credible Messengers are trained Community Violence Interventionist who understand and get it. They are familiar with the experience because they have lived it! They have the knowledge, personal experience and skills needed to help adolescents and young adults, impacted by violence, find new ways of addressing conflict and reducing violence. They bring a unique and authentic perspective of behavior change, possibility, hope, resiliency and recovery.
YouTurn understands that adolescents, young adults, families, friends and the community pay a high cost when violence is present. Injury, safety, incarceration, juvenile detention, and loss of life all negatively affect everyone involved. YT staff engage highest risk adolescents and young adults in open, honest and transparent conversations that encourage them to examine the cost and consequences of violence.
YouTurn Outreach Case Managers and Advocates get it! They have the knowledge and information needed to offer participants “another chance, another way!”