Our primary purpose and ultimate objective is to assist and help the troubled youth within the State of South Carolina through prevention, intervention and transformation.
Dr. Scott Larson is president and founder of Straight Ahead Ministries, an international faith-based organization working with juvenile offenders in more than 400 juvenile detention centers in 14 states and three countries. Public/Private Ventures (PPV) chose Straight Ahead to be a national demonstration site for faith-based juvenile reentry, and the program achieved a remarkable 14.8% three year recidivism rate with youth returning home. This compares to many states reporting juvenile recidivism rates as high as 70% over a three year period.
Thank you for all you’ve done and for all the times you talked to me and lead me to my dreams. The times you told me to never give up, always pushed forward for what I believed in. Thank you.
Department of Juvenile Justice