Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services seeks to deliver support services to juveniles and families residing in and around the Greater New Orleans area.  BHS offers Parenting Education for both Teens and Adults, as well as a youth Anger Management group.

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Drug Court

The Orleans Parish Juvenile 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 program offers intensive rehabilitative services in a structured and supportive environment. 

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Girls Reaching Out Works Wonders

The G.R.O.W.W. Program will provide an education, inspirational and supervised environment for low to medium risk young women currently involved with the Orleans Parish Juvenile court. 

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Restitution/Community Service

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

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Orleans Detention Alternative Program

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.  ODAP Youth Advocates work with youth who are high need but not high risk to the community.

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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)

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Men Engaging in Leadership and Opportunity Works

MELOW is a pre-adjudicatory program designed to serve as an alternative to secure detention, intervention/prevention course of action, and mentoring program for teen male status offenders and post adjudication probation teen males.  The mission of the MELOW Program is to provide additional support to at-risk youth who are involved in delinquent and/or high-risk behaviors. 

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Intake

Screening and Assessment: The Intake & Assessment unit serves as the entry point to the juvenile justice system, evaluating all youth who have been arrested using an objective decision-making tool known as the Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI)

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) was designed to support the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s vision that all youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults.

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Family in Need of Services

The Families in Need of Services (FINS) became effective in all courts having juvenile jurisdiction on July 1, 1994, as Title VII of the Louisiana Children’s Code.

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Electronic Monitoring Program

The Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC) uses electronic monitoring technology, as provided by the City of New Orleans through the Orleans Parish Sherriff’s Office (OPSO)

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