Youth Services

Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program

Department of Health and Hospitals
Address: P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0269
Phone: (877)252-2447 (2LaCHIP)

Capital Area CASA Association

848 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone:(225) 379-859

Capital Area United Way

700 Laurel St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 383-2643

Early Childhood Support and Services

628 N 4th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-0688

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board

1050 S. Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 922-5400

Gulf Coast Social Services

5850 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 201-0696


521 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone:(225) 612-9622

YMCA: Southside YMCA
Address: 8482 LA-427
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 766-2991

YMCA Paula G Manship Branch
8100 YMCA Plaza Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone:(225) 767-9622

Office of Juvenile Justice

State Police Bldg. 1st Floor
7919 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 7080

Mailing Address:
Office of Juvenile Justice
P.O. Box 66458
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone: (225) 287-7900

Under the direction of the Deputy Secretary, the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) has policy oversight and support responsibilities for state programs for youth who are adjudicated delinquent, as well as any youth and their families ruled in need of services by courts of juvenile jurisdiction (FINS – Families in Need of Services). We are responsible for youth assigned to our care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement, or secure care. OJJ also provides services to youth under local court supervision. Our staff supports the Administrative Remedy Procedure disciplinary appeal process for juveniles and performs quality assurance activities for the juvenile facilities.

Job Corps Centers in Louisiana

8825 Airline Hwy
New Orleans, La 70118
National: (504) 484-3500

Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for young people between 16-24 years of age who qualify as low income. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education.

Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don’t have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges.

Youth Challenge 

Unnamed Road, 

Carville, LA 70721

(800) 226-7543

Blue fire Wilderness Therapy

(844) 413-1999

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

1100-B Milton St.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Luliana Mars

The Reentry Project is a pilot project that improves legal and life outcomes for New Orleans’ most vulnerable youth by providing careful reintegration planning and intensive case management for children returning to their homes and communities from secure detention.

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (LAFFCMH)

(225) 293-3508

LAFFCMH is the state’s advocacy organization for families of children and youth with mental health needs. They represent children, youth, and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds. LAFFCMH is here to assist you in obtaining information and resources that will empower you to choose the best solutions for your child, yourself, and your family. Just as each child is unique and different the services each child with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders requires will be different and unique to that child and his/her family.

Odyssey House Academy for Adolescents

Odyssey House Academy Facility Address:
Front Desk: (504) 324-8288, ext 1001
|Admissions Counselor: (504) 376-7485
4730 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Odyssey House Academy provides intensive substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, psychiatric services and educational services to adolescents ages 13-17. The program is individualized and length of stay will depend on the needs of the resident.

The admission criteria are as follows:

  • Must be between the ages of 13 – 17 years of age
  • Must have a drug/alcohol addiction
  • Must be medically cleared and accepted by OHL medical staff