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.
Juvenile offender accountability
Safer teen drivers
Restitution to the victim and the community
Community protection through supervision
Reduction of repeat juvenile offenders
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.
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.
Making a Difference
The Youth Service Bureau (YSB) Endowment is an investment in the future of St. Tammany and Washington Parish communities. Your donation to the Endowment will remain intact while generating returns that support YSB programs and services for generations to come. Your investment helps ensure the long-term sustainability of the Youth Service Bureau as a beacon of hope in our community, helping at-risk youth and families reach their full potential.
Your support of Youth Service Programs is an investment in the future of the children we serve.
Contribute and Help
This is how your contribution helps children & families
$25 per month...
provides case management for a young student at risk of academic failure.
$50 per month...
provides background screening for CASA Volunteers for 24 children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
$100 per month...
supports substance abuse counseling for a youth & their family for a year.
A donation of $500...
provides 6 weeks of group counseling by a certified Anger Management Facilitator for up to 15 youth.
A donation of $1,000...
means that a sibling group of up to 5 children has the powerful voice of a trained and supervised CASA Volunteer for 6 months.
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