Juvenile Justice Complex

Director Joseph Harris, Jr.


Our Philosophy

The Administration of the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Complex:

  • is committed to the operation and management of this facility at the highest level of professionalism.

  • recognizes the enormous responsibility its employees have in dealing with the juveniles who are detained in this facility; therefore, high ethical and moral standards on the part of all staff are essential.

  • supports separate programs for dependent youth who are in need of secure shelter and services and advocates the development and use of programs for dependent youth in need of alternative placement.

  • recognizes that detention is an important correctional placement. It is important that we facilitate the youth's return home or placement by encouraging contacts with parents, attorneys, and significant others.

The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Complex must make every effort to provide for the juveniles' safety and well-being and protect them from physical or emotional harm.

No juvenile detained in the Terrebonne Juvenile Justice Complex will be discriminated against based on his/her race, national origin, color, creed, sex, or physical handicap. All juveniles will receive equal access to all programs and work assignments.


Hours of Operation

  • 24 hours a day
  • 7 days a week

Physical Address

  • 180 Government Street
  • Gray, LA 70359

Mailing Address

  • P. O. Box 2768
  • Houma, LA 70361
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