Positive Youth Justice Initiative: Fathers & Families of San Joaquin


Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ) is a community-based organization that works to address the varying needs of men, women, youth, their families and communities. Their mission is to support the cultural, spiritual, social and economic renewal of the most vulnerable families in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley. FFSJ addresses critical problems such as institutional inequity, fatherless homes, widespread poverty, employment disparities, inadequate access to health services, punitive school discipline, youth arrests, community re-entry and violence. They work to build communities that are safe, strong and resourceful; treat individuals and families equitably and honestly; and create opportunities for individuals and families to achieve health, wellness and their human potential through education, job opportunities and equitable systems.


  • Sow a Seed Community Foundation
  • National Youth Law Center
  • Silicon Valley De-Bug
  • Reinvent South Stockton

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin fact sheet

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin web site