Youth Study Center
The Youth Study Center serves as the juvenile detention center for Orleans Parish, providing safe and secure pre-trial detention to youths who are charged with committing a delinquent offense.
Purpose and Mission
Our purpose is to provide quality evidence-based juvenile detention practices and programming with a focus on public safety, accountability, and individual treatment needs of the juvenile, and to provide educational, medical, mental health and evidence-based treatment programming that supports every juvenile’s capacity to learn.
These services focus on the best interest of the youth through a professional culture which holds them behaviorally accountable in a manner conducive to personal growth and development.
The mission of Youth Study Center is to provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for juveniles and staff; to provide juveniles an opportunity for behavioral change; and to provide quality services and programs for juveniles based on their individual needs.