a community for caring about children in crisis

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

  • Make a difference in the life of a child!

     

    Our Mission is to provide a community caring for children, youth and families in crisis.

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PROGRAMS

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.

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 our CASA program served 784 children utilizing 202 volunteers, 98% of children that the CASA program served were placed in safe and permanent homes.   

CASA Volunteer Form

CASA pic2 group of kids

VYJ Program of the Month

YOUTH PROGRAMS

  • Jump Start – A diversion program providing educational workshops to address the needs of at risk youth. 
  • Mentoring – A program that brings together young people with adult mentors who assist with their educational, relational, and emotional development. 
  • Conflict Resolution – A program between VYJ and the Caddo School board to help prevent future school fight violence. 
  • Teen Court – A program designed to offer non-violent, first time juvenile offenders the opportunity to be judged by a jury of their peers.

For more information on the following programs check out the programs tab above. 

 

Anti-Bullying Wing Cook Off

VYJ Youth Programs participated in the Pathways In Education Anti-Bullying Wing Cook-off on September 7, 2018 at the annual Wheels in the Hills event. Participating in the event helped us to bring awareness to ways that we are fighting bullying through our youth programs and recruit volunteers to join with us. 

Congratulations VYJ for being named 1st place winners at the Wing Cook-off.  A special thanks to Mycle Dotie for volunteering to cook his special honey BBQ wings

BeauxJax Gives Back!

Thank you to the new BeauxJax Crafthouse for giving back to VYJ. And everyone that made it out to taste some delicious gumbo or po-boys.

Want More? BeauxJax is teaming up with VYJ at the Red River Revel September 29-October 7th

Thank you for joining us at the Fair Park Tribal Court induction. Students were sworn in as the new members of the Tribal Court Law Studies Class and each received a medal commemorating the event. Special thanks to Caddo Juvenile Judge Ree Casey-Jones for being the guest speaker

 

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

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