As the My Brother’s Keeper network team expands its purpose statement and theory of change, Laura Alderman and Clay Walker presented outcomes to the group on June 5th, 2019.

The goals of the network team established in 2015 were to reduce Part 2 (misdemeanor) juvenile arrest in Caddo Parish by 5% by January 2019, reduce Part 2 (misdemeanor) juvenile arrest in Caddo Parish by 15% by January 2020, and to increase metro-area high school graduation rates to 90% by 2020. Step Forward is proud to report that Northwest Louisiana high school graduation rates increased to 83.5% in 2018, and Caddo Parish has seen a 38.7% reduction in Part 2 Juvenile Offenses from 2014 to 2018.

My Brother’s Keeper Network Team Projects Include:

  • Recruit and train mentors for Transformation Zone schools
  • School-based community center
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training
  • Parents Raising Winners
  • Truancy / dropout analysis for CPSB
  • NWLA Thrive – prevent and treat childhood trauma
    • Thrive Child Welfare
    • Thrive Childcare
    • Thrive Medical
    • Thrive Mental Health
    • Thrive School-based
    • Thrive School System
    • Thrive Community

As the network team expands its focus, it will look at birth to age 25 to identify and reduce the impact of social, emotional and economic factors that hinder academic and career success. Those factors include:

  • Poverty
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Early learning deficits
  • Truancy
  • Poor health
  • Delinquency


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