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.