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  • Jetson property could be sold, smaller facility planned

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State juvenile justice leaders pledged to return a juvenile justice facility to the state's largest parish Monday afternoon during a House Appropriations committee hearing at the capitol. The goal could be to sell all but fifty acres of the property north of the airport and use the... more »
  • Consultant: Juvenile justice system on the right track Play Video

    November 29, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Problems like escapes and fights at Louisiana juvenile justice facilities have made headlines in recent years. However, a consultant from a state considered the model from youth reform says that is no reason to give up. Former Missouri Youth Services Director Mark Steward said today reform... more »
  • Jetson Center for Youth making changes Play Video

    November 1, 2012 5:24 PM

    BAKER - Jetson Center for Youth celebrated their third annual "Celebration of Change" today. The event recognized progress in education and transformation of youth at Jetson. Louisiana Juvenile Justice has implemented a therapeutic model for care of their youth. The new model is providing academic instruction to the facilities... more »
  • Chase probe clears ex-Jetson director

    August 13, 2012 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation by the Office of Juvenile Justice has found that former Jetson Center for Youth Director Daron Brown did nothing wrong when he allegedly chased a vehicle he believed was carrying two juveniles who escaped from the secure-care facility. OJJ spokeswoman Jerel Giarrusso says Brown... more »
  • Youth detention center director quits amid questions over escapes and alleged police chase

    August 3, 2012 2:44 PM

    BAKER- Daron Brown has resigned as director of the Jetson Center for Youth. Brown's resignation comes amid scandal after two inmates escaped and an alleged police chase down I-10. Brown claimed to be chasing a car with the two escapees inside, days after their escape, but they ended... more »
  • More controversy at Jetson Play Video

    August 2, 2012 6:12 PM

    BAKER - A guard at the Jetson Center for Youth claims she was attacked by a student, but there are questions about her story. The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice spokesperson says there is an ongoing investigation, but early results indicate the assault did not happen. Sources at... more »
  • Director still out at Jetson Play Video

    July 31, 2012 5:58 PM

    BAKER - Jetson Center for Youth Director Daron Brown is still on administrative following an escape at the facility earlier this month. Brown said he was involved in a car chase after receiving a tip about the escaped teens, but police have not confirmed whether it actually happened. ... more »
  • Jetson officials answer questions about security, youth services

    July 19, 2012 12:52 PM

    BAKER - News 2 was allowed inside the Jetson Center for Youth today for a tour of the complex. There have been many complaints about the site after a recent escape from the facility. A former state lawmaker says many of the juvenile justice reform measures approved a decade... more »
  • Ex-state lawmaker blasts the La. Office of Juvenile Justice Play Video

    July 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former lawmaker Don Cravins, Sr, says there needs to be a shakeup in the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Cravins, who is currently the mayor of Opelousas, helped fight for a legislative package known the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003. A team of professionals, including... more »
  • Two more employees on leave after teens escape correctional center Play Video

    July 9, 2012 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two more employees were put on leave after two teens escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington got out last week. They were found Saturday night inside a home on America Street in Baton Rouge. Correctional Center leaders say one of... more »
  • OJJ to hold announcement tonight on Jetson escapees

    July 9, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Juvenile Justice announced a late-notice press conference this evening to release more details about two juveniles who escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth and were later caught. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington walked out of the facility last Tuesday. They were found... more »
  • Community relieved after teen inmate capture Play Video

    July 8, 2012 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four day taste of freedom comes to an end for two teens who escaped the Jetson Correctional Facility last week. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Clarence Mcwilliams and 15- year old Damonte Washington at a house on America Street Saturday night after they broke out of the facility on... more »
  • Search continues for two dangerous juvenile escapees Play Video

    July 4, 2012 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities still have not located a pair of juveniles who escaped from the Jeston Correctional Center last night, and were described as "unpredictable" and possibly dangerous. The teens, 15-year-old Demonte Washington and 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams, were unaccounted for during a head count at 8:15 p.m. last... more »
  • Authorities warn escaped teens may be dangerous Play Video

    July 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement continued searching for two teens who were discovered missing from the Jetson Correctional Facility. The teens, 15-year-old Demonte Washington and 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams, were unaccounted for during a head count at 8:15 p.m. last night. Their charges range from simple burglary to carjacking, according... more »
  • Warning phone calls made since 2 inmates are unaccounted for

    July 3, 2012 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two inmates at Jetson Correctional Center for Youth are unaccounted for. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies are assisting in a search for them. People who live near the facility in North Baton Rouge received phone calls shortly before 9:30 about the situation. Stay with... more »
  • 11 Earn GED at Jetson Center for Youth Play Video

    June 15, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's a step in the right direction for some kids right here in Louisiana. Today at Jetson Center for Youth, eleven juvenile offenders earned their the GED. Some even received high school diplomas. Many told News 2 they enrolled because they wanted to make their futures... more »
  • Update: Three Jetson juvenile escapees caught and arrested Play Video

    December 28, 2011 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Search teams arrested three juveniles this afternoon who escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth overnight, according to Jerel Giarrusso with the the Office of Juvenile Justice. She said the 16-year-olds were already back at Jetson, and authorities would update the media with more information about... more »
  • Changes made at Jetson Center for Youth

    February 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE The Jetson Center for Youth was once set to close for good, but downsizing and a shift in focus led to another chance from the legislature and a lower rate of returning juveniles. Since 2008, the number of youths in the facility has dropped from 195 to... more »

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