- Juvenile Services
There is truth in the familiar adage “it takes a village to raise a child.” Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) values collaboration and contributions from local partners in providing additional resources and services to youth and families.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library System
The East Baton Rouge Parish library system provides youth with the opportunity to learn the methods, and procedures of the library system by providing weekly instruction.
In 2014 Louisiana State University Agriculture Center introduced “Greauxing Gardens” to the Juvenile Detention Center by providing everything from the raised garden beds to garden tools and seeds.
I Care Program
I Care assists youth exiting detention to transition back into East Baton Rouge Parish System.
Each year, the Department of Juvenile Services train students from Louisiana State University, Southern University, and other institutions of higher learning in the field of social work, criminal justice and related fields.
Living Giving Tree Outreach Program
Throughout each year, employees of the Department of Juvenile Services participate in myriad programs designed to benefit the families they serve.
Manship Theatre has brought world renowned musicians to the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center.
Religious programs are organized and administered strictly by and through volunteers, such as Bible study, services, inspirational seminars and individual religious support in cases where the family is not actively involved.
Volunteers, screened and trained, work closely with detention and probation staff.