Volunteers help Juvenile Drug Court participants gain GEDs
Many participants in Slidell City Court’s highly effective Juvenile Drug Court are several years behind their contemporaries in high school. But since completion of high school is a vital key to turning these teens into adults who choose to build more productive lives, Lamz insists Drug Court participants must work toward their diploma or a GED certificate to stay in the program.
When funding paying for free GED preparatory classes through St. Tammany Parish Schools’ Adult Education Program was dropped by the Legislature, Lamz decided he still had to find a way to make those classes available for Drug Court participants. Doing so has meant finding a novel, cost-free solution.