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Acadiana Center for Youth - St. Martinville

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Services & Programs

An array of treatment and program services is available for youth in OJJ secure care facilities. Youth receive various services based on assessments.

All youth participate in LAMOD (the Louisiana Model for Secure Care). LAMOD is an integral part of the juvenile justice reform movement. With assistance from the Missouri Youth Services Institute (MYSI), OJJ and the Casey Strategic Consulting Group (CSCG) designed LAMOD, an approach tailored to Louisiana’s unique environment, dynamics, and needs. LAMOD provides a therapeutic environment that focuses on youth and staff interacting in small groups, involving family, and fostering positive peer culture.  LAMOD prepares youth for re-entry into the community as productive citizens.

Other treatment services and programs include:
  • Required 360 Minutes of Blended Learning/Academic Classes
  • Individualized Academic Counseling
  • Pathway Selection based on individual student’s interests: TOPS High School Diploma, TOPS Tech (Jumpstart), or HiSET (equivalent to GED)
  • Special Programs classes: Special Education, 504 and ELL
  • Credit Recovery, Targeted Tutoring, Extended Day and/or Saturday School
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program
  • Career Exploration and Readiness Courses
  • Life Skills Programming
  • HiSET preparation and testing for residents who are 17 years old and older 
  • LEAP 2025 and other standardized testing required by the Department of Education 
  • Dual enrollment with state community colleges for 11th and 12th Graders
  • Post-Secondary Education in 4-year colleges, and vocational schools for residents who have completed a HiSET and require further education (if the resident demonstrates appropriate behavior while off campus)
  • One to One Technology Devices (Laptops, Study Buddies, etc.)
  • Religious services provided on campus by volunteer pastors