Click the links below to learn more about Orleans Parish Juvenile Court programs.
Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
BHS offers Parenting Education for both Teens and Adults, as well as a youth Anger Management group.
Drug Court Program is a treatment-centered system that assists juveniles with substance abuse problems and their families in leading productive, substance e-free and crime-free lives.
The Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC) uses electronic monitoring technology, as provided by the City of New Orleans through the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office (OPSO), as an alternative to detention for youth arrested for alleged delinquent acts; found delinquent as a result of the commission of an offense and/or due to violation of probation conditions.
Family in need of services (FINS)
FINS goals are to reduce formal juvenile court involvement while generating appropriate community services to benefit the child and improve family relations.
Intake & Assessment serves as intake to the juvenile justice system and assess all youth arrested with an objective decision-making tool or Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI) to ensure fairness in the process, reduce disparities in the system, and assess risk to ensure high risk youth who pose a risk to public safety are removed from the community.
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
JDAI’s purpose is to demonstrate that jurisdictions can safely reduce reliance on secure detention, while reducing re-arrest and failure to appear rates for pending adjudications.
Juvenile Justice Model Court Project
Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC) has made a commitment toward improving its handling of juvenile delinquency cases by joining the Juvenile Justice Model Courts Project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
Orleans Detention Alternative Program (ODAP)
ODAP is a pre-adjudication alternative to detention program that seeks to ensure that youth will return for court appearances and do not re-offend while under supervision.
The main goals of restitution and community service programs are to hold offenders personally accountable for their crimes and to make reparations to victims either directly or indirectly.
Girls Reaching Out Works Wonders (GROWW)
GROWW is an evidenced-based program designed to provide an educational and inspirational environment for low to medium at-risk female youth currently involved with the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. It serves as an alternative to detention, intervention and/or prevention program for pre-adjudicated female youth, status offenders and post adjudication female youth. It incorporates the most effective methods of monitoring female youth while holding them accountable as they continue to be engaged with school and relationships with their families and communities.