Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: May 06, 2024
1835 Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4239
Caddo Parish

Caddo Juvenile Detention is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 1835 Spring St Shreveport, LA that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes of which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The juvenile justice system differs from the adult system, focusing on rehabilitation and recognizing the developmental differences in juveniles. It aims to protect both the child and the public and helps juveniles become productive adults.

Juveniles are detained if they pose a threat, may miss court, or violate court orders. Parental involvement is crucial for effective supervision and rehabilitation.

Key differences in terminology include "taken into custody" instead of "arrest" and "supervision" instead of "probation." Referrals usually come from law enforcement, and an intake social worker decides the juvenile's placement. An inquiry can lead to dismissal, corrective action, or court involvement.

The process includes a plea hearing, possible evaluations, a pre-trial conference, a fact-finding hearing, and a dispositional hearing to determine the case's outcome. Parents may need to cover associated costs.

The Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center accommodates up to twenty-four beds and serves as a facility for housing both pre and post adjudicated juveniles deemed to pose a public safety risk, are at risk for failure to appear in court, or are court-ordered to be detained.

Juveniles, aged ten to seventeen, both male and female, who are alleged or adjudicated to have committed delinquent acts ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, are detained at the facility. Certified teachers and teacher aids provide daily educational instruction, including preparation for LEAP and GEE testing, along with remediation and testing onsite.

Moreover, each resident remaining beyond seventy-two hours undergoes screening by a mental health professional for suicidal ideation and depression, with provision for mental and physical health screening. Residents prescribed medication continue to receive it while detained.

With a staff of thirty-eight employees, including managerial, administrative, security, and counseling personnel, the facility emphasizes the importance of addressing the distinct needs of youth offenders. Understanding that youth commit crimes for various reasons, the center aims to balance accountability with intervention to prevent further involvement in criminal behavior.

Juvenile Court operates on the assumption that youth can change, and probation serves as a means to provide community safety, accountability, and treatment. The Juvenile Probation Division offers standard probation services, intensive probation, electronic monitoring, and three specialty courts: Juvenile Drug Court, Individualized Deferred Disposition "IDD" Court, and Family Preservation Court.

The overarching mission is to uphold Court Orders, restore victims, instill accountability, and equip juvenile offenders with the necessary skills to live responsibly and productively in the community. Through a combination of supervision, intervention, and specialized services, the division endeavors to support juvenile offenders in their rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Caddo Parish County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

Visitation Information

Visitation Hours:

Monday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitation Rules:

The following information is about the visiting rules and policies while your child is being detained in the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center. You WILL be expected to comply with these policies. Failure to comply with these rules may result in suspension or loss of visitation privileges. Juvenile Detention Visitation Rules.

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