COYFC's Juvenile Justice Ministry conducts programming serving residents (probationary youth) at five detention centers in Central Ohio. Each day there are approximately 200 teens in one of these facilities. A team of 34 adult volunteers and 1 full time staff serve in this capacity.

Recently a young man who is being held in the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center shared these words with me: "It is really cool to know that people we don't know are praying for us while we are in detention. It can get very lonely in 'lock-up'. Realizing there are individuals out there that care about us means so much."

We’re so grateful that we can share the message of God’s love and hope with "high-risk" teens throughout Central Ohio. And we thank God for you as well for joining with us in this mission. James 1:27