LA Coordinated System of Care

Emergency.Louisiana.gov

Treatment & Rehabilitation

Contact: Toya Pierce, LCSW, Director of Treatment
Toya.Pierce@la.gov


OVERVIEW

Program Services is a multi-faceted OJJ division providing oversight for treatment and rehabilitative programs. Program Services provides a holistic program for youth and families through innovative initiatives. This division utilizes effective programs for youth and families by implementing best practice models in treatment services and rehabilitation. A variety of programs are in place for youth in both residential and secure care facilities.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

The most common mental health disorders for the youth in OJJ care include, but are not limited to:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disorders

Positive and supportive response to youth who are mentally ill, mentally retarded or developmentally disabled is the most critical component for success with these youth. OJJ’s practice is to look at all factors that affect a youth’s behavior and strive to provide the best treatment services possible, while both protecting the youth and staff.


NON-SECURE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

OJJ provides a list of residential contract facilities to the regional offices to assist in making appropriate referrals.

Probation and Parole Officers monitor the treatment services provided by the contracted providers. Psychological / psychiatric services are available to all youth identified as having mental health issues and/or administered psychotropic medications.
Facilities contract to provide specialized treatment services. Residential facilities use behavior modification models that are proven to produce positive changes in youths’ behavior. All residential facilities provide educational services, either through schools on the facility campus or in the community. The treatment staff continually updates the Individualized Intervention Plan (IIP).


SECURE CARE PROGRAMS

An array of treatment and program services is available for youth in OJJ secure care facilities.

Youth receive various services based on assessments. Services are provided by OJJ, Correct Care Solutions (CCS) staff and/or private providers and include Victim Awareness, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Cage Your Rage, Parenting, and Social Skills. OJJ group counseling is offered weekly to all youth in secure care facilities, including Thinking for a Change, Cage Your Rage, Victim Impact, Common Sense Parenting and Healthy Masculinity.