Our mission is to expand the quality and quantity of juvenile retention development services nationwide. Potential is equally distributed; but opportunity is not. At JRO a major driver is healthy development and opportunity for a juvenile, who’s needs someone in their corner. JRO was created to expand more opportunity for young people to succeed by building a juvenile success movement. The result: a more than 10x-fold increase of young people in structured success development. Today, we are the expert voice representing a movement that is diverse and broad and seeps into every aspect of daily life – meeting young people everywhere they are, from community, schools to their workplace and beyond.
Founder & JRO Chief
Kemo has served as JRO Chief since 2017, he is a entrepreneur, youth mentor and former law enforcement officer who cares about youth. He founded the Juvenile Retention Office, that focuses on different development techniques and learning styles for youth success building.
JRO Specialist/Business Owner
Shawnah is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and has dedicated her professional career to serving our community. Just as the JRO team she is committed to empowering juveniles through mentoring, she shares the same motivation.
JRO Specialist/Registered Nurse
Simone JRO journey started in 2018 when she became a 1-to-1 mentor. Simone cares deeply about making everyone feel at home and welcome at the table, which fuels her volunteer work in youth services, social justice, and health & wellness.
JRO Volunteer/Business Owner
LaVera has worked with youth for several years since 2015. She brings valuable knowledge in the area of life purpose, confidence building and self esteem. She has created empowerment journals that help youth as well as adults transform their lives for success.
JRO provides exceptional leadership to support, to protect juveniles and the communities they call home. That protection comes in many different forms—from development to prevent youth violence and reduce delinquency—to efforts to help juveniles become productive in society and build successful futures.