ACHIEVING GROWTH THROUGH COMMUNITY
DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH
Half of the adolescents with severely impairing depressive disorders in the United States never receive mental health treatment for their symptoms and lack of mental health treatment is especially true for young, Black males (YBM), ages 12–29. During our
Lock-In trained professionals helps teen males process traumatic experiences, emotions, and handle conflict resolution constructively.
The Lock-In For Life process is dedicated to empowering our youth. Youth empowerment is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes.
Studies show many adolescents are able to deal effectively with these challenges, while some struggle more than the others. How well an adolescent deals with these issues is decided by a host of factors that include their personality, psychosocial support from the environment (that includes parents, teachers and peers), and the life skills that they possess.
Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson
Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson proudly represents constituents from Doraville to Tucker, Decatur (Unincorporated DeKalb), Lithonia, and Stonecrest, District 7 is comprised of over 370,000 residents representing diverse cultures and ideologies. As a Commissioner her number one goal is healthy communities fueled by economic development, top performing schools, robust property values and public safety. To achieve these goals she has implemented a variety of programs that address the special needs of the communities she serves.
District 7 is focused on strategic positive change to transform our communities and enhance the lives of our residents through the development of programs and resources to provide wrap-around and educational services for our residents with unique needs, the Lock-In for Life is one such program.
DeKalb County, District 7 Office
Allison M. Slocum