Youth Justice Initiative – Youth Justice Initiative (YJI) is a comprehensive, community-based restorative justice diversion program for West Des Moines (WDM) youthful offenders and their families.  It has been operating since 2000. In 2014 YJI expanded their services to provide a preventative approach for WDM youth who do not have formal criminal charges. The Resiliency Project provides support for WDM students who have poor academic attendance and performance, are experiencing family conflict, and/or associating with risky peers (i.e. using drugs or alcohol).  At YJI, we believe that everyone has natural resiliency inside, regardless of their circumstances, and that no one is “broken”. It is so enjoyable to see youth and their families “wake up” to their innate potential to create happier lives! Website under construction – check back soon!

Local Principles-based Mental Health Educators

Scarlett Lunning scarlett@lunningcoaching.com 515-314-8141
Mary Jankowski mjank3p@gmail.com 515-277-1124
Jan Hill jhill821@msn.com 515-277-6991
Peter Cade www.petercadecounseling.com 515-779-0780
Suzanne McKinley sjmckinley@live.com 515-331-1128
Gayle Lindell principlesfortransformedliving.com 515-314-0224
Karla Hansen karlahansen@hotmail.com  515-710-0123