The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says they are partnering with Goodwill Industries to help young adults who have had a brush with the criminal justice system and want to bring their lives back into focus.
The Life Launch Re-entry Program is designed to help low-income young adults take part in the DA’s pre-trial diversion program.
According to the district attorney’s office, this gives some first-time offenders a second chance through up to a year of counseling, restitution, and community service. Participants must be age 18-24, live in a low-income Census tract area of Caddo Parish, be involved in the criminal justice system and not be a sex offender.
“I want to thank Goodwill Industries for their partnership in this endeavor,” said DA James E. Stewart.
“I do not want any young person to ever mistakenly believe that the administrative costs of our pre-trial diversion program will prohibit them from participating in the program. I do not want any eligible young person to miss out on pre-trial diversion opportunities being offered to them due to a lack of funds. The program is rigorous but beneficial, and upon completion, their charges may be amended or dismissed.”
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