Religion and Adolescent Health and Welfare
The Jeremiah Project (Center for Civic Innovation, Manhattan Institute, NY)
An effort headed by John Dilulio to study, promote and replicate the work inner-city ministers are doing in reducing youth violence and restoring civil society to urban communities across America.
Public Health and Faith Communities (Interfaith Health Program, American Public Health Association)
Research reports on the role of faith communities in promoting public health, including a focus on the health of youth.
Straight Ahead Ministries (Westboro, MA)
Provides holistic services to juvenile offenders while they are in institutions and after they are released into society. Currently operates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon. Evangelical and inter?denominational, the mission is to curb the cycle of juvenile crime and produce positive leaders in society through the holistic intervention of positive adult role models. This process begins in the juvenile institutions with group Bible studies, one?on?one relationships, tutoring, and sports tournaments with Christian volunteers from the community.