NEW ORLEANS — The Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC), in partnership with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Ubuntu Village, and SHARP, hosted the annual Thanksgiving event for youth and families. Several participants enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal, live music, and presentations from several young people.
JJIC also partnered with SHARP, a nonprofit that provides professional attire and resources for men trying to overcome workforce barriers to employment. Every young man at the JJIC was provided a fitted suit to wear to the Thanksgiving dinner and for when they leave the facility.
"Mayor Cantrell is committed to improving the conditions at the JJIC and providing our young people with pro-social activities and programs," said Emily Wolff, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families. "Furthermore, JJIC leadership is creating more robust re-entry services so our young people are adequately prepared to transition back into their communities. We are so appreciative of all our partners, staff and young people for making this event a great success."