Louisiana Office of Youth Services / Lake Charles

Address

807 West Bayou Pines
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 491-2833

http://ojj.la.gov

Date of Official Change:

October 2, 2015

AKA:

Office of Juvenile Justice

Description:

Mission
The Office of Juvenile Justice protects the public by providing safe and effective individualized services to youth, who will become productive, law-abiding citizens.
Vision
OJJ is a quality system of care which embraces partnerships with families, communities and stakeholders to assist youth in redirecting their lives toward responsible citizenship.

OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). We are responsible for youth assigned to our care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement or secure care. OJJ also provides services to youth under local court supervision. Through prevention and diversion programs, OJJ also serves youth in the community who are not involved in our system.

Our policies call for youth to receive services in the least restrictive placement setting. Most youth who come in contact with our agency can be best served in their own community, while receiving supervision services from Probation and Parole Officers in one of our 11 regional offices. Probation and Parole Officers serve as the coordinators of services for these youth and their families, while holding the youth accountable to the court-ordered conditions of probation.

For youth who require more intensive treatment and/or supervision, the courts may recommend placement in a non-secure treatment facility offering a more structured setting than the home environment can offer. This level of custody/care is referred to as Residential Placement.

Some youth require the most intensive treatment if they are considered a threat to public safety or they have had limited success in the services provided to them in the community. The court may recommend placement in a secure facility that offers the most structured setting. This level of custody/care is referred to as secure care placement. The four secure care facilities for males are Bridge City Center for Youth, in Beige City near New Orleans; Jetson Center for Youth in Baker, near Baton Rouge, and Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe, with its satellite facility, Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia. Secure care for female youth is provided at Ware Youth Center in Coushatta.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Program Fees:

Supervision fees are assigned by the Court

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Youth are assigned to the Office of Juvenile Justice care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement, or secure care. OJJ also provides services to youth under local court supervision.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

October 2, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities:

Student Interns Only

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

807 West Bayou Pines
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing

807 West Bayou Pines
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Lake Charles Regional Office

http://ojj.la.gov

(337) 491-2833

Ann Vick

Lake Charles Regional Manager

http://ojj.la.gov

(337) 491-2833

avick@oyd.louisiana.gov

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 491-2833

Fax

(337) 491-2842

Toll Free

(800) 372-9011

Legal Status:

State

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                      • Jefferson Davis County
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