The Atlanta Police Athletic League (PAL) is a cooperative effort of dedicated Atlanta police officers and Atlanta's businesses and citizens. Its mission is to provide a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential, through partnerships with police and the community; utilizing athletics and other programs which are geared to improving the quality of life of its participants. By promoting confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and social principles, this program will aide them in becoming productive members of society. PAL has been proven to get results. There is a direct link between youth crime prevention and the PAL Program.