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The FLY Reentry Program is up to a 12-month program for youth who are exiting incarceration and want support in returning to their communities.

Youth reentering the community after incarceration typically face a host of barriers to a successful transition. Ideally starting while the youth is still in custody, reentry assistance is a critical service that’s been proven to help youth move forward and avoid getting sucked back into the system.

Law-Related Education (LRE)

FLY’s Law-Related Education builds agency and self-advocacy in youth through legal education workshops that cover topics such as knowing my rights, civic engagement & three strikes, property crimes, substance use & well-being, sex & consent, and gangs & community. These workshops are led by trained FLY facilitators who aim to create a co-learning experience with the support of media, activities, and discussion. FLY captures youth interest with valuable information about the deep and complicated history of the justice system and how it affects their lives. With this understanding, youth discover and discuss ways to navigate the system, while building their skills to make choices that align with their values and influence systemic change.

Case Management Support

FLY builds powerful relationships with youth to help them confront the challenges they face in transforming their lives. Ideally starting before release, youth receive intensive one-on-one support from a FLY case manager to help with their transition back into the community. Case managers partner with youth to set goals in addition to building social-emotional learning skills including self-awareness, social awareness, critical thinking, and self-advocacy. These skills help youth to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Fun Events And Community Service

Throughout the program year, young adults have opportunities to get together with their peers and do fun things like go-karting, laser tag, and white-water rafting. At these events, participants practice prosocial skill building with the support of peers and staff. These events and activities are youth-designed and align with ideas and interests that are unique to each group.

how youth are referred

Youth are referred to the Reentry Program through the Probation Department in their county.

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Decreased Justice System Involvement

On average, over 80% of FLY’s Reentry Program youth do not sustain a new charge during their time in the program. By comparison, national research data shows that without effective intervention, 50% – 80% of youth released from facilities will recidivate.

Increased Educational Attainment

Over 75% of youth experience one or more educational outcome(s) during the program year: high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, grade matriculation, and school re-engagement.

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Increased Social-Emotional Learning

Lastly, on average, over 75% of youth increase their social-emotional learning skills in at least one of the following domains: self-awareness, social awareness, critical thinking, and self-advocacy.

Together, these outcomes lead youth to greater self-sufficiency, as well as give them the tools to become leaders in our communities.

Contact for more information

Santa Clara County

Nicole Arriaga
(408) 752-1633

San mateo County

Maria Delgado
(650) 533-2130

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Before FLY I was a hopeless and lost child. And now with FLY’s help I am on my way to becoming a successful adult.

FLY Participant