Ensuring Public Safety with a Highly Secure Juvenile Detention Center

The Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center is crucial for our community, providing a safe and controlled environment for juvenile offenders. Without it, these young individuals would be released back into society, posing a potential risk to public safety.

Safeguarding Juvenile Justice

The millage renewal is essential for maintaining the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, ensuring the safety and accountability of underage offenders in our community. This is the only placement for juveniles arrested in our region.

Support Juvenile Justice

Secure Our Future

Invest in Our Youth

Violent Crimes in 2023

Violent crimes in 2023 have seen a significant increase, with murder offenses being a major concern. Our comprehensive overview delves into the statistics and charges associated with these crimes, including firearm-involved sexual offenses and kidnapping incidents.


Total crimes


Murder Offenses


Sexual Offenses w/ FirearmS



Detention Admission Trends


474 Juveniles


568 Juveniles


588 Juveniles


718 Juveniles

Remember to Go Out & Vote on
Saturday, April 27th

This ballot initiative ensures funding for the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice District, protecting our community. By detaining juvenile offenders in a safe and secure environment, we can help them get the resources they need to make positive choices, while ensuring public safety.


A Recipient of the Center for Improving Youth Justice Award of Excellence

We are proud to be recognized as a national recipient of the Center for Improving Youth Justice Award of Excellence in 2016, 2020, and 2023. Our commitment to excellence in juvenile justice is unwavering.


Groups Endorsing This Millage Renewal

Livingston Parish Council

Endorsed by reputable organizations and influential boards

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the millage renewal and the operations of the detention center.

What is the millage renewal?

The millage renewal is a ballot measure that seeks to renew the tax millage that funds the operation of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. It is crucial for the continued functioning of the center and the detention of juveniles who have committed crimes.

How does the detention center benefit the community?

The detention center plays a vital role in ensuring public safety by securely housing underage individuals who have committed serious crimes. It offers various programs and services, including social skills curriculum, psychiatric and healthcare services, vocational training, and educational opportunities.

Who does the detention center serve?

The detention center serves the residents of St. Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany parishes. It provides a secure facility for the detention of juveniles from these areas who are awaiting court hearings or serving sentences.

Is this a new tax?

No, this is not a new tax. It is a renewal of an existing millage. Your tax rate will not go up as a result of this renewal.

How much will it cost?

For the average homeowner, the cost will be $16.30 per year. This amount goes towards supporting the operation of the detention center and ensuring the safety of the community.