Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ) is a volunteer-based, community supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a community caring for children, youth, and families in crisis.
VYJ has been built on the foundation of diversion programming to include advocacy, life-skill training and mentoring experiences for at-risk children throughout Northwest Louisiana. Today, VYJ has five primary programs:
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
- Youth Programs that consist of GEMS & GENTS-Youth Mentoring Programs and Leadership Academy, JUMPSTART, Teen Court, and Conflict Resolution.
- Court Programs that consist of FINS(Families in Need of Services), Facts of Life, and Truancy.
- TASC (Truancy Assessment Service Center) K through 5 school attendance.
- TBRI® (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Trauma focused services.