"Reaching out to the lost and forgotten youth in Memphis."

.JIFF - Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow-up

A Brief History of JIFF

JIFF was established March 2003 as an organization in Memphis specifically serving juvenile offenders in an effort to break the repetitive cycle of crime and offer hope for a productive future.

Our Vision – To see youth flourish, free from a life of crime

Our Mission – To break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime, through Christ centered intervention.

Breaking The Cycle

JIFF provides youth from the juvenile justice system with the skills, support and direction necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior. We are dedicated to seeing youth flourish, free from a life of crime. By influencing the thinking, behavior and direction of young offenders (age 12-18) and their families, we can help them pursue productive and pro-social activities.


The work at JIFF involves the following Ministry Goals:
  • Reduce the recidivism (repeat offense) activity of all JIFF participants to below 35%.  (National statistics:  65 – 85% of juvenile offenders re-offend within 3 years.)
  • Help each JIFF participant to develop a life plan with meaningful and measurable goals and begin to implement that life plan with guidance from JIFF Case Mentors.
  • Link each JIFF graduate with a community mentor (Life Coach) who will continue to work with that youth once a week — for one year.

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