About Volunteers for Youth Justice
Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ) is a volunteer-based, community supported non-profit organization whose mission is to train volunteers to provide intervention and advocacy for youth who are at-risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system.
VYJ was established in 1981 by members of First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, with the mission of providing intervention services to children involved in the juvenile justice system. VYJ currently administers eight primary programs. These programs rely on community volunteers to provide advocacy for child victims of abuse or neglect and who are involved in the juvenile court system through no fault of their own. Other programs provide developmentally appropriate, consequential and educational diversion services for first time juvenile offenders. Volunteers for Youth Justice has been leading the way in providing dynamic, life-changing programs for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Northwest Louisiana.
Our children need guidance, support, accountability and compassion.
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