Photograph provided by Melissa Noriego.

Since 2005, we have led the effort creating positive change and promoting successful outcomes for youth in the Fresno County juvenile justice and foster care systems.


Our Mission

Focus Forward’s mission is to create pathways to success for youth in the Juvenile and/or Child Welfare systems through effective programs and services.

Tax ID: 81-0579812

Focus Forward helped me get my family back.
— Father of Teen Client

Snap shots

  • Risk in the area of Parent-Child Family Roles was reduced for 80% of youth clients.

  • 85.7% improved their total score in the area of Parent-Child Family Roles.

  • The recidivism rate for youth clients is 9.9% and can be compared to the Fresno County juvenile recidivism rate of 33%.

  • On average every month, each youth client participated in 8-hours of activities.

  • Also, each household client participated in 4-hours of activities.

  • At risk youth are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college.

  • 81 youth clients

  • 52 household clients