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The Garden

Each year countless youth volunteer their free time to cultivate and harvest a large-scale vegetable garden on the grounds of FPJDC. This ongoing project is part of a restorative justice approach intended to present these juveniles with an opportunity to symbolically...

FPJDC Hosts Food Drive

The staff of Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center recently hosted a food drive to benefit the Tangi Food Pantry of Hammond, LA The Detention Center has been a long-time contributor to the non-profit food bank, annually donating fresh produce grown by the...

The Caregiver Model

Though cases of physical abuse in juvenile detention centers continue to unveil systematic problems, only a handful of centers are considering different approaches to youth incarceration. The Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center of Southeast Louisiana has...