N.O. opens new juvenile justice center - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

N.O. opens new juvenile justice center

The new center adjoins the Youth Study Center, which is a detention facility for 40. (FOX 8 Photo) The new center adjoins the Youth Study Center, which is a detention facility for 40. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

After years of planning, the city's juvenile court system has a new place to call home. It's near City Park in an area designed to be more storm resilient.

City justice officials were hailing it as a new day as they cut the ribbon on the new $47 million Juvenile Justice Center, and they say it could go a long way in turning around the lives of youthful offenders.

It is located on Milton Street in the St. Bernard area. The campus coordinates all the services needed to turn young lives around.

"Every service a child may need is here - the school system - everything the youth needs to have a second chance," said Chief Juvenile Court Judge Candace Anderson.

The new center adjoins the Youth Study Center, which is a detention facility for 40, and it's expected to make the system operate more efficiently than before.

"The way this building is designed, where it physically is, and how it acts in relationship with other properties, it's as much about water management as juvenile reform, and everyone is going to benefit from it," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

The center was paid in large part by a $31 million grant from FEMA, and an expansion is already in the works. That expansion will be designed to handle  juvenile offenders who may be tried as adults.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mayor and city officials provide updates on winter weather

    Mayor and city officials provide updates on winter weather

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    MOBILE Users can view the live press conference here. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials will update residents on winter weather precautions. The update is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Expected to be in attendance: Mayor Mitch Landrieu Aaron Miller, Director, NOESEP Chief Michael Harrison, Superintendent, NOPD Chief McConnell, Superintendent, NOFD Dr. Jeffrey Elder, Director, EMS Dani Galloway, Director, DPW Dr. Joseph Kanter, Director, Health Departmen...

    more>>

    MOBILE Users can view the live press conference here. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials will update residents on winter weather precautions. The update is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Expected to be in attendance: Mayor Mitch Landrieu Aaron Miller, Director, NOESEP Chief Michael Harrison, Superintendent, NOPD Chief McConnell, Superintendent, NOFD Dr. Jeffrey Elder, Director, EMS Dani Galloway, Director, DPW Dr. Joseph Kanter, Director, Health Departmen...

    more>>
  • WANTED: Man accused of beating 60-year-old to death in Lower Garden District

    WANTED: Man accused of beating 60-year-old to death in Lower Garden District

    Garret Ward, 25 (Source: NOPD)Garret Ward, 25 (Source: NOPD)

    New Orleans police believe a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man is responsible for beating a 60-year-old man to death in the Lower Garden District.

    more>>

    New Orleans police believe a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man is responsible for beating a 60-year-old man to death in the Lower Garden District.

    more>>
  • Witness said road rage in Joe McKnight case was 'tit-for-tat'

    Witness said road rage in Joe McKnight case was 'tit-for-tat'

    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's OfficeJefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

    The prosecution presented its case as witnesses testified in the Ronald Gasser murder trial on Tuesday. Gasser is accused of murdering former NFL and John Curtis High School player Joe McKnight in December 2016.

    more>>

    The prosecution presented its case as witnesses testified in the Ronald Gasser murder trial on Tuesday. Gasser is accused of murdering former NFL and John Curtis High School player Joe McKnight in December 2016.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly