Groundbreaking held for new office of Juvenile Justice Services - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Groundbreaking held for new office of Juvenile Justice Services facility

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury officials dug their ceremonial golden shovels into the dirt to commemorate the official groundbreaking for the new Office of Juvenile Justice Services.

According to a news release the 50,000-square-foot, $20.6-million facility will be built behind the current Office of Juvenile Justice Services building at 3615 E. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

Once completed, the new facility will house 38 beds total in five units, an on-site medical clinic and expanded space for mental health services and vocational-technical training. It will also feature a multi-purpose space, dayroom and a large recreation yard.

Construction will take an estimated 18 months.

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