LA Coordinated System of Care

Secure Care Youth

Youth housed in OJJ secure care facilities attend school on campus for six hours a day, 12 months a year. Services include:

  • Assessment
  • Regular and special education
  • Vocational education
  • Post-secondary opportunities

Assessment Tools

TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) All youth administered at intake and at regular intervals (pre/post test before release)
iLEAP 6th,7th Grade administered each year - spring & summer
LEAP 4th,8th Grade administered each year - spring & summer (retest)
GEE 10th, 11th Grade administered each year - spring & summer (retesters only). GEE tests are being phased out
EOC (End of Course) 9th - 12th Grade administered each year (EOC is replacing GEE tests)
Explore 8th, 9th Grade administered each year - spring
Plan 10th Grade administered each year - spring
ACT 11th Grade administered each year - spring

OJJ currently has an education enrollment of approximately 300 students in secure care.

This alternative setting provides educational programs at various levels:

  • PreGED/GED
  • Carnegie Units

Special education services are provided to youth according to their individual education plan (IEP). Special School Populations (SSP) provides services that meet the need of these students in collaboration with regular education teachers.

Currently there are 6 vocational program offerings between the three secure care sites.

Jetson Center for Youth (JCY):

  • Automotive/Small Engines 
  • Horticulture
  • C-Tech (Certified Technician)

Swanson Center for Youth (SCY):

  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Horticulture 

Bridge City Center for Youth (BCCY):

  • Culinary Arts
  • Automotive/Small Engines
  • C-Tech (Certified Technician)

Four vocational trade programs offer youth an opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation, which takes from 6-24 months to complete.

English Language Arts instruction at Bridge City Center for Youth.

Jetson Center for Youth Principal Ronnie Knox congratulates a new graduate.  for technical and community college programs.