AMIkids Acadiana

At AMIkids Acadiana, we believe in the power of transformation. Every young person has the potential for greatness, and we’re on a mission to unlock it.

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Our Story


Since its establishment in 2008, AMIkids Acadiana has been on a mission to unlock the hidden potential within every child, transforming their lives and creating a stronger community. Nestled in the heart of Branch, Louisiana, our dedicated team empowers these young individuals through unwavering care and guidance. In collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice, our residential program has successfully guided over 600 boys aged 14-18 towards a vibrant future. Our residential program offers round-the-clock support, allowing young individuals to overcome their challenges, gain essential life skills, and ultimately reunite with their families and communities.


24 hours a day, seven days a week


Residential programs operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with youth residing on campus. Staff implement trauma-informed programming to help youth develop skills for successfully transitioning to community settings and/or the home environment.

Juvenile Justice Residential

The Juvenile Justice Residential programs provide 24-hour rehabilitative care for youth referred primarily due to delinquency and may include treatment services for youth with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions.

Our Impact

How We Help

  • 87% of youth successfully complete the program
  • 79% remained crime-free after services
  • Students experience a 3.9 grade level increase in Math and 2.2 grade level increase in Reading
Our Leadership

AMIkids Acadiana is led by their respective Executive Director and a volunteer board of local community leaders, ensuring its positive impact on our communities.

AMIkids Acadiana Executive Director

  • Kristopher Riley

Board Of Trustees

  • Michael Neustrom – Chair
  • Jerry Prejean
  • Robert K. Love
  • John Rainey
  • Clay Henry
  • Mildred Methvin
  • Cheryl Bowie
  • Will Lemoine
  • Reggie Thomas
  • Ken Bouillion
AMIkids Acadiana
Branch, LA
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