In 2003, Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF), was established to break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime through Christ-centered intervention. JIFF works with juvenile court-referred youth, ages 10 to 17, who are caught in the repetitive cycle of crime. Most youth served are born into poverty, live in a single parent home, are four years behind in school, don’t have a positive male role model, and are close to believing life has no meaning or purpose. JIFF programs are built around earning the trust and acceptance of the youth served. Over a sixteen-week period each youth develops a life plan with guidance from a JIFF Case Mentor. After graduating from the program, a volunteer is assigned to each youth for one year as a life coach, focusing on school completion, setting life goals and developing a vision for the future.