CPPJ / Office of Juvenile Justice Services

Address

Juvenile Detention Center
3615 E. Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615

(337) 721-3900

www.cppj.net

Date of Official Change:

September 29, 2015

Description:

The Office of Juvenile Justice Services provides rehabilitative services and secure confinement for Calcasieu Parish juvenile offenders under 17 years of age. In addition, programs and services for juveniles and families provide early intervention with youth at risk of entering the criminal justice system, and coordination of services designed to increase family functioning. Probation officers provide services for the Fourteenth Judicial District Court and Family and Juvenile Court, including the intake/ screening of all referrals and supervision of juvenile offenders.

It is the mission of the Juvenile Detention Center to provide consistent, temporary, secure confinement and quality rehabilitative services designed for juvenile offenders and their families in a manner that is responsive to their needs, while always being mindful of public safety.
The Juvenile Detention Center provides temporary secure confinement and care to juveniles referred from local law enforcement agencies, state agencies, Federal Agencies and from our own Probation, Drug Court and F.I.N.S. departments. The center is equipped to house 36 juveniles, male and female, ranging from 10 to 20 years of age.

The Juvenile Detention Center was opened in 1968. The center is located on the north side of the Office of Juvenile Justice Services at 3615 East Prien Lake Road. The facility consists of 18 rooms, 2 observation rooms, 2 recreation rooms, a control room for staff, laundry room, kitchen, nurse's office, 2 classroom and 2 fenced recreation yards. A computer lab and library are located in the recreation rooms.
The Juvenile Detention Center staff consists of a Manager of Detention, Assistant Manager of Detention, Nurse, Food Service Manager, Shift Supervisors, Detention Officers, Cooks and Maintenance personnel. Medical services are provided 3 days a week by the LSU Health-Sciences Center. A Master's Level Counselor provides counseling, suicide screening and assessments for the detention center. In addition, a local psychologist provides consultation to the staff regarding juveniles who have mental health and substance abuse problems.

In 2013, the Center was became licensed by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

Hours:

General Public Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Detention Center Hours: 24/7

Juvenile Visitation:
Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 3:00pm-4:30pm

Intake Process:

Probation officers provide services for the Fourteenth Judicial District Court and Family and Juvenile Court, including the intake/ screening of all referrals and supervision of juvenile offenders

Program Fees:

The court may impose a small probation fee or fees for other services

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

1. juvenile offenders under 17 years of age who have violated a criminal law or status offense (ungovernable, runway and truancy)

2. FINS referral

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

September 29, 2015

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

Juvenile Detention Center
3615 E. Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615

Mailing

Juvenile Detention Center
P.O. Box 2073
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Juvenile Justice Services

www.cppj.net

(337) 721-3900

ojjs@cppj.net

William Sommers

Director

www.cppj.net

(337) 721-3900

ojjs@cppj.net

Phone Numbers

Juvenile Justice Services

(337) 721-3900

Detention Phone

(337) 721-3960

Fax

(337) 721-3907

Legal Status:

City/County(Parish)

Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Calcasieu County
      • Bell City
      • Dequincy
      • Hayes
      • Iowa
      • Lake Charles
      • Starks
      • Sulphur
      • Vinton
      • Westlake
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  • Louisiana
    • Calcasieu County
      • Bell City
      • Dequincy
      • Hayes
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      • Lake Charles
      • Starks
      • Sulphur
      • Vinton
      • Westlake
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Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Louisiana
    • Calcasieu County
      • Bell City
      • Dequincy
      • Hayes
      • Iowa
      • Lake Charles
      • Starks
      • Sulphur
      • Vinton
      • Westlake
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