a community for caring about children in crisis

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

  • Be the difference in the life of a child.

    We are a volunteer-based, community supported          non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a community caring for children, youth and families in crisis.


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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.

Being a CASA is giving me the chance to be a positive influence in their life, to show them they have someone to depend on, and not let them down. It doesn’t take much to change the life of a child. All it takes is a hug, a simple card, a phone call, or an ear to listen.  Last year, 97% of children that the CASA program served were placed in safe and permanent homes, while 67% of these children were in foser care for less than 1 year.  

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Registration for Cooking Teams and Vendors is now open for our Fifth Annual Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators gumbo cook-off to be held on March 11, 2017.   The event, a fundraiser for Volunteers for Youth Justice, takes place at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.


The 2016 Gumbo Champions are:

1st Place Seafood: Coffin Custom Pits & Burners
2nd Place Seafood: Gumbreaux’s
3rd Place Seafood: Oh Yay

1st Place Non-Seafood: Geaux Roux Yourself
2nd Place Non-Seafood: Cookin Cousins
3rd Place Non-Seafood: Thrifty

People’s Choice Award: Gumbooyah
Most Team Spirit: Wineauxs
Best Decorated Booth: Red White & Blue Bayou


Willis-Knighton Health System makes generous donation for VYJ TASC Truancy Program.


Volunteers for Youth Justice, with the Caddo District Attorney, Caddo Parish School Board and Willis-Knighton Health System plans to launch an enhanced truancy initiative in Caddo Parish.  It is designed to focus on truancy issues in children grades K-5, it will work to identify families early and provide rapid assessment and services in order to reduce school absences. We are honored to partner with organizations that value the education of the children in our community.


CASA Christmas - Thanks For Your Help!

Thanks to all our donors and volunteers that help make our 2016 CASA Christmas such a success.  We served over 300 children with gifts for the Christmas holiday!

Check out this article on the event!!

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

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