Participants gain confidence in themselves and others when strangers – such as the Foundation – provide emergency housing and opportunities to restore relationships with family and friends.
The Foundation pays for emergency and restorative dental services, vision care and mental health counseling so participants have fewer obstacles to overcome as they pursue employment and educational opportunities.
The Foundation provides participants with scholarships for tuition and educational materials so they can develop the job and life skills necessary to complete the program and succeed after graduation.
The Foundation pays for eye exams and lenses, restorative dental care and supplemental mental health counseling so participants can overcome the physical and mental obstacles to success in the program and after graduation.
The Foundation helps participants in Court-supervised programs overcome substance abuse and/or mental health issues so they can become productive members of society
Please click here to see a short video that provides more information about the Collaborative Courts Programs, the Foundation and how we partner with the Courts to save lives, strengthen our communities and save tax dollars.
Change is Possible
People can rise above their circumstances. All they need is the will and a helping hand. There is an alternative to a lifetime of addiction, incarceration, or dependence on public programs. The 20 Collaborative Courts programs, operating alongside the traditional court system, address issues of substance abuse, mental health and homelessness by providing non-violent offenders judicial supervision with rigorously monitored rehabilitation services.
Help is Available
The Orange County Collaborative Courts are among the best in the nation and the world. Combat veterans, at-risk teens, victims of mental illness, and those on the run from abusive homes are assisted in finding jobs, restoring family relationships and assuming positions as productive members of society. Armed with discipline, self-confidence, and valuable life skills, these people rise.
In 2018 alone, Orange County realized savings of more than $11.2 million dollars by providing life-changing alternatives instead of incarceration. The reward is knowing that the results are measured not only in dollars, but in lives transformed. These programs save money, save lives and make our communities safer.
At the Foundation, we help program participants break the cycle of incarceration and re-arrest. We open the eyes of men, women, and youthful offenders to the kind of life that could be theirs. Armed with awareness, tools, and skills, the idea of a better life becomes more than a dream; it becomes a viable reality. Program participants must work hard. They learn how to take control. They see that the future is in their own hands. Our goal is to help them grasp it.
A better life can become a reality…
"The Foundation is the jewel in our crown. It is what makes our programs truly outstanding by offering assistance with dental and educational needs, job skills and opportunities for personal growth. The Foundation can be counted on to support our clients."
Central Justice Center
"Successful rehabilitation takes a community dedicated to providing real, practical help. Here, the Foundation has led the way, linking services with needs, opportunities with interest, and experiences with dreams."
Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach
"The Collaborative Courts take the negative event of arrest and turn it into a positive for the defendant and society. The Foundation plays a critically important role in the success of our participants and our programs."
Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach
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