Swanson Proposed Facility


If things go the way of the Louisiana House and Senate, The Swanson youth Center in Monroe will be the only facility in the state to house the highest risk juvenile offenders. A bill sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice(OJJ) and Louisiana State Senator Heather Cloud was presented to the House Criminal Justice Committee that would create a risk-based tier system for the state’s juvenile population currently in juvenile centers, according to media reports. Under the current system, juveniles are sent to the closest facility where they live. But under the proposed bill, a three-tier s...

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