Urban Tech has partnered with Youth Opportunity, a network of 16 sites across four states with 627 residents. Youth Opportunity provides victimized and troubled young people with safe and supportive environments, treatment, therapy, and education as a trauma-informed alternative to a punitive justice system. Urban Tech is currently piloting DFA at Youth Opportunity’s Center for Success & Independence — Roane Academy in Rockwood, TN. The Center is a residential treatment center that provides counseling, education, and medical services for neglected and adjudicated boys between the ages of 12 and 17 who have struggled in traditional classrooms. A test group of 10 residents has responded very positively to the program, and Youth Opportunity will expand the curriculum to all 60 residents on March 8th.