The Department of Juveniles Services is only permitted to supervise a juvenile when they have committed a status offense or a criminal offense, and have an active case with the Department.
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Juvenile Services is located at 8333 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The main office can be accessed using the same parking lot as the Juvenile Court. Upon entering the parking lot, visitors should drive to the back of the parking lot. Juvenile Services is the building located to the left of the parking lot.
The Juvenile Detention Center is located at 8333 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility is directly adjacent to the Juvenile Court. Visitors should use the same parking lot as the Juvenile Court.
The Department of Juvenile Services does not provide transportation. However, our office is a designated bus stop for Capital Area Transit System (CATS).
Probation Officers and Probation Counselors can be contacted by calling 225-356-4471. Callers must identify themselves, the youth on probation and their relationship to the youth for verification in order for information related to the youth to be released.
The length of time your child will be on probation will be determined by the Court Order.
The Department of Juveniles Services Families in Need of Services (FINS) section is designed to assist families and children that are having difficulties. The parent and the child must report to the Department of Juvenile Services to complete necessary paperwork to enroll the child and the family in the program. A screening process occurs, and if the family is accepted, a FINS Probation Counselor will be assigned the case.
A juvenile can only be placed in the East Baton Rouge Detention Center if they have committed a delinquent act or ordered detained by the Court.
All youth detained in the Juvenile Detention Center attend school daily and are given credit for attendance. The teachers located at the Department of Juvenile Services are employed by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, and the program is recognized by the other schools within other school systems within the parish.
The Department of Juvenile Services will provide officers to speak at schools. A representative from the school should contact the Department to schedule a presentation.
The Juvenile Detention Center does not provide tours of the facility to youth groups. However, on a case-by-case basis, detention staff will talk with youth about youth life in the detention facility. Community groups should contact the Detention Manager to request a tour of detention. Requests to tour detention are given careful consideration to the impact on youth detained in the facility and may be denied.