Youth Violence Prevention Council (dba) Youth Options Shasta
The Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County (YVPC) DBA Youth Options Shasta is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote a safe and healthy community by providing positive options for youth. Our Executive Board is comprised of top-flight leaders from a broad cross-section of the business, law enforcement, government, faith, and education sectors of Shasta County.
1700 Pine St Suite 250
Redding, CA 96001
Our youth are engaged with the community.
Our youth are participating in positive and healthy activities.
Our youth are involved in classes and projects that encourage leadership.
Imagine programs that can…
Help youth who make a mistake get back on track.
Help youth overcome substance abuse.
Help youth find value in themselves and their community.
Imagine a child who made one bad mistake…
Is given a chance to take responsibility for their actions.
Learns from their mistake by participating in classes and other community-based projects.
Decides their life is worth something and works towards a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know we have programs that do all of that and more?
The programs of the Youth Violence Prevention Council:
Prevent and address issues of substance abuse, theft, fire-setting, and other risky behaviors.
Teach goal-setting, financial literacy, anger management and communication skills, understanding consequences and taking responsibility for one's actions.
Build leadership and decision making skills, improves self-esteem and self-motivation, positive peer connections, and helps develop an appreciation for our community.
Along with our programs, we have been able to raise funds for YVPC through the Shasta Mud Run fundraiser, which helps promote a safe and healthy community, encourages teamwork and cooperation, and provides a family friendly event for all ages.
- Shasta County Youth/Peer Court Teen
" I was very lucky to have found a community headed by an amazing team at Peer Court. They were absolutely formative in ensuring that I felt confident in pursuing my dreams and that I understood that anything I set my mind to, I can accomplish."
- S.H. age 22 Past Peer Court Volunteer