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Swanson Recommended for ACA Re-accreditation

Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe and its satellite facility in Columbia will be recommended for re-accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) after an exhaustive audit this week....

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Jetson Center For Youth

Baton Rouge, LA -- All youth housed at Jetson Center for Youth, in Baker near Baton Rouge, have been relocated to the Office of Juvenile Justice’s (OJJ) other secure care facilities. The transfer....

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Champion of Louisiana Juvenile Justice Award

Baton Rouge, LA – Rapides Parish Ninth Judicial District Judge Patricia Evans Koch, left, accepts the fourth annual Champion of Louisiana Juvenile Justice Award from Deputy Secretary Dr. Mary....

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Strategic Plan 2014-2019

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Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia

Columbia, LA - The Columbia area welcomes a new friend in a familiar setting, as the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) opens a secure care facility for delinquent juvenile males....

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OJJ Staff Recognition

Baton Rouge, LA – On the eve of a week set aside to honor public servants, the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) received a public commendation from the Louisiana Senate. Senate Concurrent Resolution....

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Dr. Livers Elected President-Elect of ACA

Dr. Mary Livers has been elected President-Elect of the American Correctional Association (ACA).  She will serve a two-year (2013 and 2014) term as President-Elect....

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OJJ Presents 2012 Champion of Louisiana Juvenile Justice Award

Baton Rouge, LA – The Office of Juvenile Justice today presented its 2012 Champion of Louisiana Juvenile Justice Award at the annual Celebration of Change at Jetson Center for Youth.read more



LA Kids' Dashboard

BATON ROUGE – For the first time, Louisiana families, policymakers and advocates have a central, easily accessible website to track numerous indicators of children’s well-being, including....

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Bright Ideas Award

The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) has been recognized by Harvard University for its innovative programming.  OJJ’s Service Coordination Model was recognized as a government....

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La. among leaders in helping juveniles

Louisiana, which a short time ago was accused of running gladiator camps for young offenders, now is among the best states in the nation for setting up programs aimed at helping juveniles who find....

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OJJ Chief Receives National Award

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Mary L. Livers, Ph.D, MSW, yesterday received a national award from the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) at its annual training....

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Jetson Center for Youth Recommended for ACA Accreditation

Jetson Center for Youth will be recommended for accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) after an exhaustive audit this week that found the facility 100 percent compliant on 367 separate....

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Swanson Center for Youth is Recommended for ACA Accreditation

A team of ACA auditors found the facility to be in 100 percent compliance on 38 mandatory standards and 97.45 percent compliant on 329 non-mandatory standards.  Staff must still appear before....

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OJJ Observes Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Week July 17-23

The Office of Juvenile Justice joins with the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) in observing Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week, July 17-23. Probation, Parole and Community....

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Alexandria Daily Town Talk

The story about Renaissance Home incorrectly stated that OJJ’s secure care facilities - Jetson Center for Youth near Baton Rouge, Bridge City Center for Youth in Bridge City and Swanson Center for....

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OJJ has a new Undersecretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary

This month we welcome two members of the executive team.  Connie Percell has taken the reins of OMF as Undersecretary and Karen E. Stubbs is our new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental....

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Jetson Youth Center is Upgraded

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OJJ Presents First Annual Champion of LA Juvenile Justice Award to Chief Justice Kitty Kimball

Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice has presented its first annual Champion of Louisiana Juvenile Justice Award to Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice....

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Sean Hamilton Named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Facilities

OJJ’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Facilities will begin work with OJJ on November 1, Dr. Mary Livers announced.  Sean Hamilton currently serves as superintendent of the District of....

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Dr. Roy L. Higgins named Principal of BCCY / Riverside Alternative High School

Riverside Alternative High School at Bridge City Center for Youth has a new principal. Dr. Roy L. Higgins recently assumed leadership of the high school, bringing 21 years of experience in education to....

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Curtis Badon named Engineer/Capital Outlay for OJJ

Curtis Badon, Engineer 4, has joined OJJ as the point person on capital outlay and facility maintenance projects.  He will report to Undersecretary Alan Boxberger and....

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Vanessa Tom Named OJJ Information Technology Director

Vanessa brings over 18 years experience to OJJ, of these total years 10 have been with state government/higher education.  Her most recent position was with the Department of Education where she....

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Angela Bridgewater Appointed to Interstate Commission

Program Manager Angela Bridgewater, MSW, LCSW, BACS, has been appointed by the governor to serve as the state of Louisiana’s Administrator for the Interstate Commission, Compact for Juveniles....

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OJJ to Open New Juvenile Facility in Columbia Early Next Year -- Renovated DHH residential facility to house up to 48 youth to receive rehabilitation services

COLUMBIA — The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Health and Hospitals today announced a new juvenile facility will open early next year on the current site of Columbia....

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OJJ Releases New Strategic Plan

OJJ’s Strategic Plan 2010-2012, as required by the Legislature, has been submitted to JJIC and will serve as a working document for our agency.   It builds upon the strategies and initiatives....

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Office of Juvenile Justice Addresses Mid-Year Budget Deficit

Baton Rouge, LA -- The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice is taking steps to eliminate a projected $9.8 million shortfall in its current year operating budget, as all state agencies identify ways....

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St. Landry Parish resolution gives Acadiana Youth Center a green light

The St. Landry Parish Council passed a resolution at its meeting last night, to allow Parish President Don Menard to continue negotiations between private landowners....

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OJJ ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR AT SWANSON CENTER FOR YOUTH

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Office of Juvenile Justice announced that Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe has a new permanent director.  Carolyn A.....

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New Assistant Secretary and Undersecretary Named

Deputy Secretary Mary L. Livers has named two new members to the OJJ Leadership Team.  Girard J. Melancon will serve as Assistant Secretary, and Alan M. Boxberger serves as Undersecretary. ....

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Bridge City Center for Youth exercises medical precautions Visitation suspended at least until September 13

Office of Juvenile Justice officials have placed Bridge City Center for Youth in Bridge City, near new Orleans,  under medical precaution due to one identified case of a youth with Type A influenza....

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SWANSON CENTER FOR YOUTH HONORS YOUTH AND STAFF AT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP EVENT

“Youth learn to give back to their community through their experience in working with non-profit organizations.  Such restorative justice projects are an important part of rehabilitation....

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OJJ Joins APPA in Observing Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Week

“This commemorative week is a time to recognize, honor and celebrate the work performed by both juvenile and adult Probation and Parole Officers to keep our communities safe and help offenders learn....

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OJJ Thanks Administration and Legislature for Advancing Reform Efforts

The Office of Juvenile Justice would like to thank Governor Bobby Jindal, the Legislature, and the members of the Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission for ensuring that juvenile justice reform....

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Jetson Center for Youth exercises medical precautions

Office of Juvenile Justice officials have placed Jetson Center for Youth in Baker under medical precaution due to two identified cases of youth with Type A influenza. Neither case has been confirmed as....

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Program Specialists Move to CQIS to Implement New Process

Much of OJJ's budget is spent on contracted programs and services in local communities around the state, which serve a majority of our population. As a part of our mission, we have an obligation to....

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Ronnie Knox named Jetson Principal

May 8, 2009 -  Ronnie B. Knox has been named principal of Scenic Alternative High School at Jetson Center for Youth.  With 23 years of experience in education, Mr. Knox comes to OJJ from....

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JETSON LAYOFFS SLATED FOR APRIL 1, 2009

BATON ROUGE, LA –   Approximately 42 employees at Jetson Center for Youth in Baker, near Baton Rouge, will be laid off April 1.  The downsizing results from the Office of Juvenile....

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Portions of Feature Film “Alabama Moon” to be Shot at Bridge City

Baton Rouge, La – Portions of a feature film being shot in Louisiana will be set at Bridge City Center for Youth (BCCY) in Jefferson Parish. BCCY, operated by the Louisiana Office....

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OJJ YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN VETERANS DAY EVENTS

Baton Rouge, LA - Youth in custody and under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) will participate in a number of restorative justice programs and projects to honor....

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EVACUATED YOUTH RETURN TO BRIDGE CITY CENTER FOR YOUTH

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) today returned 100 youth evacuated from Bridge City Center for Youth to the Jefferson Parish facility, from Jetson Center....

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OJJ COMPLETES EVACUATION OF YOUTH FACILITIES

Bridge City Center for Youth evacuated its residents today, arriving at Jetson Center for Youth in Baker, near Baton Rouge, at 9 a.m. A total of 111 youth were evacuated, including 100 BCCY youth and....

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Office of Juvenile Justice Adopts Cutting-Edge Method of Assessing Youth

Baton Rouge, La - Youth placed in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice after being adjudicated delinquent will soon benefit from an assessment tool designed to identify individual....

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Office of Youth Development Changes its Name:

The Act changes the name of the agency, housed administratively within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, but does not change its mission, focus or duties. OJJ is a cabinet-level agency....

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Jetson Center for Youth Honors Youth Receiving Welding Certification

BATON ROUGE, La – Eight youth residing at Jetson Center for Youth (JCY) in Baker will be recognized for achieving American Welding Society (AWS) certification through vocational classes offered....

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JETSON CENTER FOR YOUTH TO HOLD PERFORMING ARTS RECITAL

The recital will showcase the accomplishments of talented youth at JCY. Performances will be presented by youth in Art, Choir, Drama, Piano, Relaxation and Speech. A portion of the arts program is....

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Office of Youth Development to hold Justice Sunday kickoff events

BATON ROUGE, La. – Kick-off events for the Justice Sunday Initiative will be held at the three juvenile secure care facilities operated by the Office of Youth Development (OYD). OYD joins hundreds....

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Jetson Center for Youth’s Choir Releases CD

BATON ROUGE, La. – Jetson Center for Youth (JCY) has released a CD of original music written and performed by its choir. JCY is a secure care facility for adjudicated youth near Baton Rouge.....

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