Calcasieu Parish Families in Need of Services

Address

Juvenile Detention Center
3615 East Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA 70607

(337) 721-3932

www.lasc.org/court_managed_prog/fins.asp

Date of Official Change:

December 10, 2015

AKA:

FINS

Description:

Families In Need of Services (FINS) is a legislatively created juvenile court proceeding enacted into law upon passage of the Louisiana Children!€™s Code in 1991. The purpose of FINS, Title VII, is to (1) define self-destructive behaviors by the child and (2) conduct by other family members that contributes to the child!€™s harm and warrants court intervention in the family!€™s life, so that appropriate services to remedy the family!€™s dysfunction can be secured.

The elements of Title VII consist of the following:

-secures the effectiveness of the court!€™s intervention by explicitly confirming its' duty to obtain the cooperation and coordination of all public institutions or agencies having responsibility to supply services to any member of the family referred to the court

-requires establishing, when appropriate, a family service plan binding upon all family members and the appropriate service providers

-protects the integrity of the family by authorizing adjudication and the imposition of a disposition judgment requiring participation in a plan of services only after available voluntary alternatives have been exhausted

FINS is responsible for assisting juveniles who have committed status offenses, and their families. The main objective is to assist in the coordination of community resources to aid the youth and their families.

FINS consists of:

Family Based Services
FINS Probation
Truancy Assessment Service Center
Mental Health Court
Child Advocacy Program

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 FINS departments. The center is equipped to house 36 juveniles, male and female, ranging from 10 to 20 years of age.

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. 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.

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:

Someone from law enforcement, school officials and/or parents must submit a written complaint to the FINS program alleging a family is in need of services / The complaint must contain the grounds for the need

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Ages 10 - 17 years old and referred by law enforcement, school officials and/or parents

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

December 10, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers

Address Listings

Mailing

PO Box 2073
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Physical (Primary)

Juvenile Detention Center
3615 East Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

FINS

http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=176

(337) 721-3900

ojjs@cppj.net

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(337) 721-3932

Fax

(337) 721-3907

Legal Status:

State

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