Louisiana’s juvenile justice initiative focuses on the reform efforts of the juvenile justice system across the state. Through the contribution and hard work of stakeholders, state agencies, community leaders and advocacy groups, Louisiana has made marked improvement toward establishing a model juvenile justice system. This website provides information on juvenile justice leaders, organizations and initiatives and is made possible by the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Mental Health Court Keeps Children Out of Jail Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, the teenager sat on the sofa in his home in Shreveport's Caddo Heights neighborhood and mumbled under his breath out of anger at his mother. A moment later he yelled at her.