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Louisiana

Louisiana's delinquency services are organized at both the state and local level. Community supervision in Louisiana is administered two ways. A state independent juvenile justice corrections agency, the Office of Juvenile Justice, administers most community supervision services. Nine juvenile courts administer their own local supervision services (Caddo Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Charles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Houma City Court, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Rapides Parish, and St. John the Baptist Parish). All but 1 of the 18 secure detention centers in Louisiana are administered locally by judicial agencies. The one private location is locally administered by an executive agency. The OJJ also administers commitments to state public facilities and aftercare services for those youth leaving state facilities.