NEWS Deputy Secretary Kenneth "Kenny" Loftin Confirmed by Louisiana Senate

Today, the Louisiana Senate confirmed Kenneth "Kenny" Loftin as the Deputy Secretary for the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ). Loftin's confirmation marks a significant milestone in the state's commitment to juvenile justice reform and underscores his exceptional qualifications for this critical role.

With a distinguished career dedicated to advocating for and empowering youth, Deputy Secretary Loftin brings a depth of experience and a passion for positive change to his new position. His previous roles in leadership and vision transformed Ware Youth Center into a beacon of hope for troubled youth in the community. Under his guidance, the facility expanded its services, including establishing a group home for youth and implementing an intensive residential treatment program. 

Kenny advocated tirelessly for the rights and well-being of young people in the juvenile justice system.

As Deputy Secretary, Loftin will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Louisiana's juvenile justice system. His leadership will be crucial in implementing evidence-based practices, promoting rehabilitation and reintegration, and ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

We are confident that under the leadership of Kenneth 'Kenny' Loftin, the Office of Juvenile Justice will continue to be a beacon of hope and opportunity for Louisiana's youth. We extend our warmest congratulations to him on his confirmation as Deputy Secretary.



About OJJ

OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). We are responsible for youth assigned to our care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement or secure care.