About Us

Our agency began as The Full Circle Project in 1991 with a single employee as a pilot project investigating the effectiveness of inter-generational mentoring in reducing youth substance abuse. Recognizing documented community needs, the agency has steadily expanded to include parent education, after-school activities and community integration. Full Circle of Lake County was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1997.

Full Circle’s current approach to prevention is founded upon the Social Development Theory of researchers Hawkins & Catalano, which focuses on increasing family and community protective factors. All programs work to follow the Strategic Prevention Framework and Evidence-Based Principles for Substance Abuse Prevention. Full Circle continues to build on it’s solid foundation with focuses on positive youth development, health equity, and providing a safe and supportive environment for Lake County youth & families.