Caddo Parish hosting programs on youth crime prevention

Programs will be open for youth, teens and parents.
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 11:25 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2023 at 6:51 AM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Caddo Parish organizations are joining forces to hold youth crime prevention programs this spring and summer.

Programs will be open for youth, teens and parents.

“We are excited to partner with our local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies again this year,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley. “These crime prevention presentations will continue to provide a platform to discuss the challenges our youth and teens face daily and offer invaluable feedback and resources to meet those challenges.”

Topics will include:

  • Curfews
  • Dating violence (recognizing healthy & unhealthy relationships)
  • Gun violence
  • Sexting/texting & internet safety
  • Strategies in preventing juvenile delinquency
  • Youth behaviors & decision-making influence (improving police/youth interactions)

“We definitely see this as a need in our community and we see that it’s wanted by the community. We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to partner, but we have found that this mechanism and being able to go into the community with our youth has definitely been positive and impactful,” said Krystle Beauchamp, communications manager with Caddo Parish.

Presentations are free and refreshments will be provided by the Caddo Parish Commission. Presentations can be scheduled for schools, churches and community organizations. If you would like to schedule a crime prevention presentation, contact Cattina Williams at (318) 218-7070 or

The programs are made possible by the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Project Celebration Inc. and the Kennedy Center.