CHOOSE 180 transforms the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with community, empowering them with choice, and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal justice system.
CHOOSE 180 envisions a future where youthful behavior is decriminalized and young people are offered restorative practices in lieu of traditional prosecution. In place of the school to prison pipeline a community will exist to help young people realize their potential and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.
CHOOSE 180 offers three main programs: diversion, felony intervention, and a school-based restorative program.
CHOOSE 180 Workshops are a half-day experience that engage young people in critical moments and empowers them to make positive changes in their lives. Its Pivot Point Specialists partner with Choose 180's program participants after the workshop and help identify the supports and resources that will help them honor their commitment to CHOOSE 180.
CHOOSE 180 offers a five-week restorative practice to youth at risk of suspension and expulsion in middle and high schools.See more