Success Stories & Impact

Over the past five years, CRYJ has served more than 1500 youth.

  • Less than 13% go on to commit additional offenses or have further engagement with the justice system
  • 75% reported an increase in self-esteem; 79% felt that they developed skills that others would value; and 65% felt more connected to their community within the first month of programming.
  • Since 2009, Flathead County has witnessed a 60% decrease in the number of youth who go on to reoffend, which has translated to a 28% decrease in the number of youth who are sent out of area to detention or treatment and a 75% reduction in the amount of state funding spend on juvenile delinquency