Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Justice Services

Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services houses 38 offenders in 5 pods. It also provides juvenile services for the parish including probation offices, drug court offices, social services/truancy, and assessment services.

The facility's central courtyard creates a campus environment while providing an abundance of natural light. To maximize efficiency, the buildings themselves serve as the secure perimeter in lieu of fencing. The offender areas include a large contact visitation, half court gym, kitchen, medical suite, and learning center consisting of classrooms and multi-activity areas. In addition, the youth intake area includes three Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI) rooms, large intake desks, and ample property storage.