This Is The SHORTSTOP Youth Project.
We've been helping our youth stop short of crime since 1994. Our team of community volunteers and instructors from across the legal community offer the SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program, Individual and Family Counseling Sessions and the Juvenile Emotional Management Program to students in Long Beach, the South Bay, Catalina Island and the Greater Los Angeles area. Our aim is to enrich the lives of our young people by empowering them to become contributing members of an evolving society.

"I learned that being disrespectful to an officer will get me locked up. I also learned that (crime) does not help me or my future because I may end up in prison or death row."
A Student
"I feel like the program is a good program, and that it can be very effective on people who are first-time offenders who haven't been arrested yet.
A Student
"I think SHORTSTOP is a good program. It teaches us kids to think before you speak and to think before you do. It also teaches us (to not do) negative things if you can't (suffer) the consequences."
A Student
"I liked that you are able to show my child how a real jail is. Also, that life has a lot of consequences when making bad decisions."
A Parent
"I think this program is helpful in finding out the root of the problem and giving us insight to what we did wrong and explaining it. I believe I have learned from this experience and it will help me in the future."
A Student
"It's a good program for anybody, any age, etc. It helps you become a better person in life in certain ways. I like the program a lot. You can become (somebody) after this program."
A Student
Services and Pricing

SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program
Recidivism studies show that youth who
successfully complete our SHORTSTOP
have an 80% chance of not reoffending
a crime.

Program Fee$125

Individual and Family Counseling
SHORTSTOP recognizes that delinquent
behavior in many cases could be prevented
if parents had the proper skills to
address the frustration behind the
delinquent behavior through cognitive
and behavioral therapy by our counseling

Sessions Pack (5 count, 5 additional)$50

Juvenile Emotional Management (JEM) Program
Formally known as Juvenile Anger Management (JAM)
JEM is specifically designed to teach at-risk
and under-served youth how to recognize
anger and express it appropriately,
therefore eliminating a root cause of
youth violence. JEM includes secular stretching
exercises and Why Try, which teaches
youth how to build and maintain resiliency
in the face of obstacles.

Student and Parent
Student Only
Where Can You Find Us?   (562) 981-7525

Our Office

Our office is located in beautiful Bixby Knolls in Long Beach, Calif. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. and are closed on holidays. 
Long Beach Bar Foundation
3515 Linden Ave., Ste. 52
Long Beach, CA 9080

Our Classes
Our SHORTSTOP Juvenile Crime Diversion Program Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802.