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Crossroads Program

Crossroads Delinquency Intervention

Crossroads is an intervention program for juvenile offenders that provides youth with the opportunity to choose a new direction while holding them accountable for their actions. Crossroads improves community safety, increases victim services, empowers families, reduces juvenile recidivism and teaches responsibility.

Focus

  • Juvenile offender accountability
  • Safer teen drivers
  • Restitution to the victim and the community
  • Juvenile competency development
  • Community protection through supervision
  • Family strengthening
  • Reduction of repeat juvenile offenders

Benefits

  • Youth are given a second chance and are helped to develop as responsible community members.
  • Families are assisted with their troubled youth.
  • The Court and District Attorney's Office are provided with diversionary programs to which they can refer juvenile offenders.
  • Approximately 90% of the youth completing the program do not re-enter the juvenile system within a year and over 80% do not re-enter the system over the course of three years.
  • Community savings...$350 per youth in Crossroads per year vs. $40,000 per youth in detention annually.
  • Approximately $40,000 returned to victims of juvenile crime in St. Tammany over the last 5 years.
  • Law Education Classes.
  • Approximately 6,000 hours of community service performed by youth annually.
  • Access to affordable counseling services and educational groups and classes.

Referrals

Most referrals are made through the District Attorney's Office or local judges. Some services may be available through self-referral. Please call for more information.
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