Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice

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The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) a cabinet-level Louisiana state agency that provides youth corrections services in the state.

The full official title of the agency is Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Youth Services, Office of Juvenile Justice (DPSC/YS/OJJ).[1] The agency has its headquarters in the first floor of the State Police Building in Baton Rouge.[2]

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections previously handled the care of juvenile prisoners.[3] In 2004 the juvenile system separated from the adult system.[4]

Institutions[edit]

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice is located in Louisiana
BCCY
BCCY
JCY
JCY
SCY
SCY
WYC (♀)
WYC (♀)
OJJ secure facilities

The state operates three secure institutions for boys and one institution for girls.[1]

The male institutions include:

The girls' institution is the Ware Youth Center in unincorporated Red River Parish, near Coushatta. The current facility opened in 2009.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Home." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010. "Office of Juvenile Justice State Police Bldg. 1st Floor 7919 Independence Blvd Baton Rouge, La. 70806"
  3. ^ "Institution Index." Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. February 10, 2001. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
  4. ^ "History of Juvenile Justice in La." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on September 23, 2010.
  5. ^ "Bridge City Center for Youth." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dr. Roy L. Higgins named Principal of BCCY / Riverside Alternative High School." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. July 1, 2010. Retrieved on August 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Gyan, Joe Jr. "Juvenile facility changes begin Homelike dorms among Bridge City projects." The Advocate. July 15, 2005. News 1 B.S. Retrieved on August 30, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Jetson Center for Youth." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010.
  9. ^ Alexander-Bloch, Benjamin. "Expansion of juvenile jail suggested." The Times-Picayune. Thursday October 9, 2008. Retrieved on August 30, 2010.
  10. ^ "Legislative Briefs." The Advocate. June 26, 2009. Retrieved on August 30, 2010. "The Jetson Center for Youth is still being reformed into a more treatment- friendly, regional center, but it will keep its name as Jetson."
  11. ^ http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/02/jetson_ojj_closure_hearing_bat.html
  12. ^ a b "Swanson Center for Youth." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010.
  13. ^ "Girls Secure Care." Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 30, 2010.

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