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Since 1986, AFY has been a pioneer and innovator in gang prevention and intervention, by helping to REDIRECT children and adolescence from lives of violence and destructive behaviors. 

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Guests Starring in the Jessica Lani Rich Show
Deborah Spencer-Chun, President & CEO
Malakai "Mo"Maumalanga, Director of Redirectional Services

 

"Turning It Around", Redirectional Therapy (RT) is the second book written and published by AFY. The book explains the organization's signature Redirectional Therapy credited with helping violent and dangerous youth lead productive lives. The book also describes numerous case studies that supports AFY's successful work. An important segment in the book explains how AFY conducts successful mediations between gang rivals and how to solve their differences in a peaceful and non-violent way. The RT is proven to be a credible therapeutic intervention designed to rehabilitate a population that has been stigmatized  as hopeless.

 Toward a Gang Solution was the first book written by AFY and published back in 1996. This book looks at the adolescent gang as a low- income minority phenomenon consisting of members in an age range from middle school through early adulthood. It is presented in four sections. The first covers historic development of youth gangs; the second looks at gangs from group theory perspective; third presents the philosophy and practice principles of the Redirectional Method as a Method to help reduce youth violence among gang members; fourth illustrates the implementation of the Method through case examples. 

"This notice is to inform you that Adult Friends For Youth is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant.  If Approved, the 21st CCLC program will help students and their families- particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement- with academic enrichment opportunities and support services to help meet state and local standards in core content areas. 

Our proposed academic activities will include but not limited to tutoring.  Our personal enrichment activities include but not limited to Redirectional therapy group counseling.  We also offer opportunities for family outreach to families of students served. 

If you have suggestions about this project, please contact: 

Lisa Tamashiro / 3375 Koapaka Street Suite B290/ (808) 833-8775."