Intergovernmental Relations

The staff works closely with the Deputy Secretary on a variety of special projects, communications and staff development, and provides legislative services.

Staff Development is the training arm of OJJ, which provides up-to-date training for staff in all offices and facilities statewide. All OJJ employees participate in staff development and training programs which provide employees with specialized training needed to address the specific needs of staff and the youth in our care. Training plans incorporate the specific requirements set forth by applicable accreditation standards, YS policy requirements, the Health Care Policies for Youth and job specific training needs. The plans also provide procedures for ongoing evaluations of all pre-service, in-service, and specialized training.

The Communications Office provides information to the public and the news media, produces communications materials, and maintains the content on the website. If you have a media request or question, please contact Beth Touchet-Morgan at beth.morgan@la.gov or 225-200-6779.