"We appreciate the partnership between the San Jose Police Department and Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) in working with youth that are beginning down the path towards the juvenile justice system. We rely on ARCC to help us mitigate the rate of youth going back into the juvenile justice system through their extensive mentoring, truancy, and counseling programs. We applaud the work of ARCC through both their prevention and early intervention programs and will continue to work with them to help “create responsible adults from East San Jose’s highest risk youth." "
-Former Chief of San Jose Police Department, Rob Davis
Mission and Vision
Since 1974, Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) has addressed the damage of family conflict, school failure and delinquency among high-risk youth, producing responsible community members and a healthier, more vibrant East San Jose. ARCC offers practical, proven solutions to families when and where they need them most.
We employ a strategic service delivery system that is unique among service agencies, which places programs in homes, schools, and community centers in order to maximize their impact and effectiveness. ARCC embraces the youth of our community who are at highest risk for academic failure and a life in the criminal justice system—youth that, in many cases, the rest of the community has written off. The agency’s programs are distinctively tailored to the needs of East San Josè families, and provide a personal touch to go with our professional expertise and aims to reach its goal of “creating responsible adults from East San Jose’s highest risk youth.” For over 34 years, our staff and volunteers deliver outstanding measurable results:
During the 2011-2012 fiscal year:
- 94% of all youth served by a gang intervention program successfully halted their involvement with the juvenile justice system or avoided it altogether.
- 96% of all youth served by a mobile crisis response program did not require follow-up interventions by police or juvenile justice authorities.
- 75% of all students participating in our Truancy Reduction Program (TRS) reported an increased commitment to staying in school and graduating from high-school.