Donate today and help VYJ in their mission of providing a community caring for children, youth, and families in crisis.  image

Donate today and help VYJ in their mission of providing a community caring for children, youth, and families in crisis.

Your donation helps VYJ programs work with at-risk children and families.

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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 abused, neglected and 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.

VYJ has a proven track record of success. It is a story of dreams and possibilities. Through the vision of a few active and caring individuals, the unwavering support of the Judges and court staff and the groundswell of compassionate volunteers, thousands of our community’s children have been given a light of hope for a brighter tomorrow.