BENEFITING: You Have the Power, Inc.
You Have the Power, a 21-year old non-profit in Tennessee, is seeking $5,000 to start a Juvenile Victim Impact program that will offer weekly 2-hour classes to troubled and "at risk" youth in Nashville for a 12-week session. Modeled after our successful Adult Victim Impact program that we teach every week at Tennessee’s correctional facilities, victim impact classes teach criminal offenders the consequences of their crimes, the impact of crime on victims as well as the community, how to change their criminal thinking and how to make wise choices to become productive law-abiding citizens. This program is especially needed for juvenile offenders, whose brains and social skills are not yet fully developed, before they are fully involved in a criminal career. The initial $5,000 will help us develop the model which will eventually be funded by corporate and private grants and expanded to all of Tennessee.