January 11, 2021 | From City of New Orleans

City Releases Juvenile Justice Programming Handbook on System-Involved Youth

NEW ORLEANS — The Office of Youth and Families and the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination released the 2021 City of New Orleans Juvenile Justice Programming Handbook, which contains detailed information on the City’s programs offered to system-involved youth.


These programs provide youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system a range of supportive services to prevent recidivism, improve safety and strengthen overall youth well-being. Services range from job training and paid work experience to counseling and case management. The handbook contains information on the following four programs:

  • Evening Reporting Center

  • In-Home Community Intensive Supervision Program

  • Pathways Internship Program

  • Summer Success

"As we know, COVID-19 has exacerbated violent crime in our city and has thrusted families into even deeper poverty over the past several months. My administration has worked closely with juvenile justice agencies and community stakeholders to build a strong safety net of programs and services for system-involved youth to improve community safety and child well-being," said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. "The job training programs and social services detailed in this handbook are needed now more than ever so that we have high-quality options for our young people to grow and thrive. We encourage criminal justice leaders and the broader community to utilize the information contained in this centralized document in order to connect young people to relevant resources."

The handbook is available online here. Hard copies will be distributed to leadership of all relevant agencies in the coming weeks and can also be requested by emailing


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