Promoting Educated Choices

Promoting Educated Choices

In our Madres Unidas program, we work to reduce the risk of HIV infection among Latina women and their family members.

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Opening Doors to Higher Education and Career Development

Opening Doors to Higher Education and Career Development

In our Higher Education Mentoring Program, we provide low-income Latino high school students with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school and succeed in college.

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Inspiring Kids to Be Socially Responsible

Inspiring Kids to Be Socially Responsible

In our SHORTSTOP program, we provide an alternative to incarceration by offering youth offenders the opportunity to attend diversion services.

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Programs and Solutions

Health
Education

Through free HIV testing, counseling, and referral services, 100% of participating Latinas increase their knowledge on their HIV status and 100% of women served show increased knowledge on their perception of their risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and STIs.

Academic and
Career Development

Not only do all of the youth we serve go on to attend college, but 85% of our students proceed straight to four-year universities, while only 21% of Santa Ana students not in our programs qualify for four-year universities.

Juvenile
Diversion

Recidivism studies show that youth who successfully complete our diversion programs have less than a 13% repeat offense rate within the following year, compared to a rate of over 52% for youth who fail the programs.

What is the Orange County Bar Foundation?

The Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. The programs of OCBF empower youth and families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.

OCBF has provided thousands of Orange County juveniles and their families with the necessary skills to deter delinquent activity, set goals, and plan for positive, healthy, and productive lives free of crime. OCBF services include substance abuse prevention, health education, higher education mentoring, and diversion, in both English and Spanish. Numerous programs are specifically designed and implemented to be gender specific and all programs are culturally appropriate and sensitive for the target population.

Empowering Youth

OCBF has been a leader in the field of juvenile crime diversion and citizenship education for 40 years, consistently achieving positive results in the community.

Annual Highlights

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Recent News

Project SELF Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted on: 08/07/2015

On Wednesday, August 5th, Project SELF held its annual recognition dinner honoring Project SELF summer interns from the class of 2015. The event was held at the Chuck Jones Center in Costa Mesa, with over 275 guests in attendance. The Orange County Bar Foundation and the Orange County Chapter Association of Legal Administrators hosted the event to recognize this year’s Project SELF interns and thank the law firms and businesses that supported and mentored the students. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Kim Hubbard, who delighted us all with her insightful words and humorous charm. The Orange County Chapter Association of Legal Administrators and the Banyard Inn of Court awarded scholarships to selected students, in recognition for their outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all of the 2015 Project SELF interns!

Become a Supporter

The Orange County Bar Foundation is pleased to recognize our current supporters. We are grateful to the many individuals, law firms, foundations and businesses that have chosen to support the Orange County Bar Foundation during the past several years:

The Allergan Foundation • Angels Baseball Foundation • Aon • Arbonne Foundation • The California Endowment
Carmax • College Futures Foundation • Draper Family Foundation • George T. Pfleger Foundation • Green Foundation
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. • Hoag Community Benefits Program • Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh Kickstart Program
Jeffrey M. Carlton Foundation • Lon V. Smith Foundation • Marisla Fund • Orange County Bar Association (Charitable Fund)
Orange County Chapter Association of Legal Administrators • Orange County Community Foundation
Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law • Orange County Marathon • Orange County United Way • Pacific Life Foundation
Robert Banyard Inn of Court • State Farm Companies Foundation • State Street Foundation • Taco Bell
TK Foundation • Ueberroth Family Foundation • Union Bank • U.S. Bank • Wells Fargo

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