Juvenile Justice Complex

Director Joseph Harris, Jr.


Programs Offered

The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Complex will offer programs in the following areas.

Evaluation and Prescription

The facility social worker will have the following responsibilities:

  • assess juvenile's strengths and weaknesses through the use of a variety of screening techniques
  • identify any difficulties experienced by juveniles in school and transmit that information as needed
  • distribute assessment data collected as needed
  • arrange for any specialized psychological testing deemed essential or court ordered
  • assist in compiling a diagnostic perspective of each juvenile's educational, medical, social/emotional needs to school, court, or other involved agencies/individuals


The goal of this program is the following:

  • provide an education experience that promotes achievement and replaces patterns of failure with patterns of success
  • provide educational services that motivate juveniles to continue their education
  • provide occupational and vocational counseling emphasizing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for employment
  • introduce community resources to the juveniles

The facility offers training to the juveniles in their academic and social development to include but not be limited to the following programs:

  • Core Academic Curriculum and GED Instruction
  • Personal Health and Hygiene
  • Mental Health
  • Anger and Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Finance
  • Religious Services
  • Gender Sensitive Training
  • Drug Education Programming
  • Job
  • Any and all social skills development as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the juveniles


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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