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New juvenile justice facility opening in N.O.

New Orleans opens new Juvenile Justice Center (Image Source: NOLA.gov) New Orleans opens new Juvenile Justice Center (Image Source: NOLA.gov)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans city leaders celebrate the opening of the new $47 million Juvenile Justice Center on Tuesday, May 3. 

The new facility houses Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, related juvenile legal services and the secure detention facility for boys and girls under 18 years old. 

The 59,000 square foot facility was paid for with FEMA recovery money, insurance, city bonds and Law Enforcement District bonds. 

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, council members, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judges and FEMA officials will gather to mark the opening Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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