Prior to September 1, 1998, Terrebonne Parish Juveniles who committed delinquent offenses were sent to St. James Juvenile Detention Center. At that time, Terrebonne Parish was being charged $89.00 per day to house these children. As a result, Terrebonne Parish spent approximately $872,000.00 in 1997 to house our local youth.
The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center opened its doors for operation on September 1, 1998, capable of housing 60 juvenile. The facility is capable of holding 20 females and 40 males. Since the facility's inception and through July 31, 2007, we have assisted 7,095 juveniles.
The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center does rent out bed space when available to out-of-parish governments. The charge is $105.00 per day. In doing this, relief is provided to local taxpayers.