Radikal4kidz Inc. “Jail is not an option” mentors is comprised of a coalition of professionals and resource organizations. Uniting to bring awareness, mentoring and resources to our inner city communities in effort to reduce and prevent the incidents, illegal activities, and affiliations resulting unwarranted encounters with law enforcement, arrest, incarceration and a life of violence.
We offer our “Jail is not an option mentoring program” as a resource and alternative option to at risk teens and young adult in crisis. They will be mentored by our volunteer staff as well as working with local businesses for possible employment and/or internships. In addition to partnering with the Board of Education to offer aged out young adults GED preparation and testing.
We host events, meetings and interactive tours with local jail facilities, Precincts, and Special task Units that work closely with us on violence reduction through programming.
We provide counseling referrals, resources and useful materials provided by various caregivers and organization working in the mental health and substance abuse field. We understand and recognize the role untreated mental illness and alcohol and substance dependencies can contribute to the mass incarceration crisis.
The “jail is not an option” tour is formulated to have a comprised group of defense attorneys, active and retired Law Enforcement Officers, former prisoners, therapist, educators, resource organizations, in addition to representative from the District Attorneys Offices as we have done previously (when available) speaking to our targeted group of youths sharing the process if ever arrested, including real life and accurate accounts of the process and repercussion of committing crimes and gang affiliation.
Our ultimate goal is to support, encourage, and provide resources and useful information to every family that cross the pathway of our organization.