Full Resource Name:

Girls Empowered to Move Successfully (GEMS)

900 Jordan Street
Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101

(318) 425-4413

www.vyjla.org

Description:

The Volunteers for Youth Justice Program, a non-profit agency, provides intervention and advocacy services for children (and parents) who are involved with the juvenile justice system. We train volunteers to work with youth and families to address the issues of juvenile crime in our community. We are an umbrella agency and have four programmatic components: Teen Court, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), JUMPSTART (instructional) workshops for parents and youth, and the Families in Need of Services for truant and ungovernable children.

GEMS is a mentoring program designed specifically for court-involved girls. Girls participate in educational workshops, attend cultural events, and conduct community service projects. Girls are also paired with a female adult mentor from the community.

Participants are asked to commit to the program for one year. Workshops are currently offered 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 6 - 8pm. Requirements: age: 13-16, not pregnant or a teen mother.

Primary Services:

General Information

Hours:

M-F, 8:30A-4:30P

Intake Process:

Referrals from JCCP & Juvenile Services are Staffed by program

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English.

Eligibility:

Dependent on specific program requirements. Referrals from JCCP & Juvenile Services

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Miscellaneous

Related Resource

Wishlist:

N/A

Volunteer Opportunities:

Contact Shonda Houston-Dotie for information

Address Listings

Physical
(Primary)
900 Jordan Street
Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101
Mailing900 Jordan Street
Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101

Contacts

Shonda Houston-Dotie
(Primary)

Shonda Houston-Dotie

Director of Youth Programs

shonda.houston@vyjla.com

(318) 425-4413

Marjorie Reyes

Marjorie Reyes

Office Manager

Marjorie.reyes@vyjla.org

(318) 425-4413

Phone Numbers

Main
(Primary)

Main

(318) 425-4413

Fax

Fax

(318) 227-0208