Each year, the Department of Juvenile Services trains students from Louisiana State University, Southern University, and other institutions of higher learning in the field of social work, criminal justice and related fields. The students are sworn in as probation staff and an agreement of confidentiality is signed. Under the supervision of a LCSW staff member, when required, these students are allowed to supervise a minimum caseload, which affords them the opportunity to work directly with troubled youths. They participate in the Department’s clinics as well as conduct group sessions.
Additionally, they participate in in-service staff training, attend staff meetings and case staffings. This program is designed to equip students with the necessary tools to become well-rounded professionals and value experience within the juvenile justice field.