Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: May 06, 2024
3615 E Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70602
Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 3615 E Prien Lake Rd Lake Charles, 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 Juvenile Detention Center is dedicated to providing consistent, temporary, secure confinement and quality rehabilitative services tailored for juvenile offenders and their families, all while prioritizing public safety. Unlike the adult justice system, which primarily focuses on punishment for criminal conduct, the juvenile correctional system places a significant emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation.

The center serves as a temporary secure confinement facility for juveniles referred from local law enforcement agencies, state agencies (OJJ through a contract), and the center's own Probation, Drug Court, and FINS department. It's important to note that FINS youth are placed in detention only if they commit a delinquent crime while on FINS Formal Probation.

Spanning 50,000 square feet and valued at $22 million, the facility has 38 beds and features an on-site medical clinic, multipurpose space, counseling, and meeting rooms, a day room, a dining area, a large recreation yard, and spaces for vocational-technical training, education, and rehabilitation services.

Tony Stelly, Police Jury President, expressed the parish's commitment to youth, stating, "In Calcasieu Parish, we care about our youth and endeavor to do everything possible to give every young person a chance at a happy and productive life. This new, secure detention facility is a testament to that commitment."

Anthony Celestine, OJJS Director, highlighted the center's dedication to best practices and innovations in juvenile justice, stating, "Historically, OJJS has operated through best practices and innovations in juvenile justice. We are thrilled to have a state-of-the-art facility with an evidence-based design that aligns with our services that are quality in nature and responsive to the needs of our residents."

This modern facility replaces the original structure built in 1968, reflecting the community's ongoing commitment to providing effective and compassionate support for its youth population.

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Calcasieu 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

Visiting Hours

  • Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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