Youth & Family Advocacy Program

A Voluntary Program for Minors Who Have Had Juvenile Justice System Involvement

Our youth have received civil citations or have been referred to a Diversion program through the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Duval County Courts. We also work with Duval County youth who are at high risk of becoming involved in the Juvenile Justice system.

If you have questions about how to refer to our program, contact Lindsey Hackford at (904) 866-7078 or

At Hope Family Advocates provide wrap around services to our youth and families

Our services include:

  • Mentoring

  • Counseling Referrals (Dupont Counseling Group or Full Service Schools)

  • Assistance with sanctions through Diversion or Juvenile Justice Court (including locating community service sites)

  • DCPS led tutoring

  • Financial/Credit Workshop referrals

  • Access to Food Pantry and Employment Providers

  • Monthly Family Meetings (virtual) to assist with community awareness information. Guest speakers are invited to speak on various issues impacting families

  • Annual Holiday Gift Giving and MORE …