MAGIC: Making a Group and Individual Commitment

MAGIC: Making a Group and Individual Commitment, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program, is an innovative, collaborative prevention program designed to help juvenile offenders leave the criminal justice system and become productive members of society. While participating in MAGIC, young people ages 12 to 18, learn positive communication skills; problem solving; decision making; self-responsibility; conflict resolution; and, goal setting. Youth also select and conduct a service project designed to benefit their community. Parents and/or guardians of these young offenders also participate in the program. A student workbook is included as part of the MAGIC Curriculum Teaching Guide which can be ordered by submitting an order form from the website. MAGIC is supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds, and SAPT Block and Partnership for Success federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health  Services Administration (SAMHSA) and was included in the SAMHSA's Nation Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).