YTEC | Youth Treatment & Education Center    
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Recent San Francisco Public Health Department reports indicate that 80 percent of the youth entering the juvenile justice system have an alcohol or drug problem. Youth who enter YTEC through the juvenile justice system have multiple risk factors.

At the time of their enrollment, most have limited education and life skills, minimal or no job skills, multiple health issues, low self-esteem and a sense of hopelessness. The circumstances that contribute to family discord, drug abuse, sexual abuse, violence, parental neglect, depression and other traumas experienced by our participants are often not addressed until youth are involved in the criminal justice system. YTEC’s comprehensive services provide youth and their families with the resources and support needed to overcome the multiple challenges they face.