a community for caring about children in crisis

900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413


VYJ annually recruits, trains and supports hundreds of volunteers to provide services for children at-risk. Currently, VYJ can only support 60% of the children in need of crisis intervention in North Louisiana.

Contact Shonda Houston-Dotie for more information on Volunteers for Youth Justice’s GEMS & GENTS Mentoring Program, Jumpstart Program and Teen Court shonda.houston@vyjla.org or 318-425-4413.

2018 Gumbo Gladiators

Our 2018 Event was GREAT!  Thanks to our Sponsors, Teams, Vendors and Volunteers for making our fundraiser a success! 

We had 43 teams that cooked 54 pots of gumbo.


2018 Winners

1st Seafood: Team White

2nd Seafood: Cooking Cousins

3rd Seafood: Team Thrifty

1st Lagniappe: Just Under the Law

2nd Lagniappe: Gumbooya

3rd Lagniappe: NOLA Roux Dats


1st Chicken & Sausage: Roux Breakers

2nd Chicken & Sausage: Remington Roux Crew

3rd Chicken & Sausage: The Blake @ Bossier

People’s Choice: Roux Awakening

Best Booth Decoration: Raise the Rouxf

Best Team Spirit: Centaur Consomme’


Give For Good - May 1, 2018

Join VYJ at Grub Burger in Shreveport on May 1st  in celebrating Give for Good 2018.   


CASA Superhero Run

It’s time for a run!!!  The CASA Superhero Run will take place on Saturday, April 28th at 8:00 am in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport.  

There is a 10k, 5k and Fun Run/Walk.  Lots of fun for the whole family!!!

Register at register@runsignup.com

All proceeds to benefit abused and neglected foster children.

900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413

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