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Pepperdine Resource, Youth Diversion, and Education (PRYDE)

October 27, 2021  | 1 min read

Pepperdine Resource, Youth Diversion, and Education (PRYDE) is a prevention, intervention, and counseling program available for at-risk youth and their families. In collaboration with the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department, the program provides services and resources that help youth and their families make positive changes in their lives, as well as prevent first-time youth offenders from entering the juvenile justice system. PRYDE emphasizes education, family involvement, and community support to give youth tools and opportunities to accomplish their goals. This program is available in the following Orange County cities:

Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. Services are also available to those living or attending school in the unincorporated areas of Orange County.

PRYDE services begin with a comprehensive intake assessment. During the intake, PRYDE's diversion specialists determine appropriate services that provide youth with vital help and resources. As part of the intake, the diversion specialist presents to the youth and their family a comprehensive individualized program. This individualized program may include one or more of the following components:

Individual, group, and family counseling, legal awareness education, drug, alcohol, and tobacco education, conflict management and resolution, assertion training, communication and problem-solving training, judgment and impulse control training, community service, restitution, mediation, and academic monitoring.

All PRYDE services are provided at no cost. However, when we refer to outside programs (such as drug and alcohol education, legal awareness, etc.) there may be costs associated with participation. PRYDE has no financial relationship with these programs and we only refer to programs we are confident will serve the needs of the youth and their families.

Learn more detailed information about PRYDE.