In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Terrebonne Parish, a Parish-wide curfew has been jointly implemented by Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter and Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman, beginning April 1, 2020, from 10PM till 5AM and will remain in effect daily until further notice.
The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Complex is established to provide short-term care in the secured custody of juveniles who are accused, adjudicated pending court action, awaiting transfer to another facility, and who cannot be served in an open setting. Specifically, the facility's goals are the following:
provide for the juveniles' basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, and medical care
prevent the intentional abridgement of the juveniles' legal rights during their detainment
provide for the physical, emotional, religious, educational, and social needs of the juveniles during detainment
house the juveniles in a safe and humane environment, maintaining the level of security necessary to prevent escape and assure that the juveniles live free of fear from assault or intimidation by staff or other juveniles