Secure Detention Services


Roy L. Juncker, Jr., Director


L. Robert Rivarde Memorial Home

  • The L. Robert Rivarde Memorial Home is the juvenile detention facility for Jefferson Parish and is administered by the Department of Juvenile Services.
  • The facility is located at:
    • 1550 Gretna Boulevard
      Harvey, Louisiana 70058
      (504)364-2860 / (504)364-2859 fax
  • This 52 bed facility provides temporary secure custody for pretrial detainees and adjudicated offenders (adolescents who have been found to have committed delinquent acts) who have been committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
  • The Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services provides a high level of secure custody, humane treatment, appropriate health care and concern for the overall well being of detained youth.


Services Provided:

  • Education
  • Drug Prevention
  • Medical Evaluation and Treatment
  • Counseling
  • Recreation



  • Intake / Admissions Area
  • Residential (living) Areas
  • Three Visitation Rooms
  • Interview / Counseling Area
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Classrooms
  • Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Nursing / First Aid Area
  • Recreation Area


Six Offenses For Which Juveniles Most Frequently Come Into Detention Are:

  1. Constructive Contempt: technical or non-delinquent violations of probation or court orders
  2. Offenses involving firearms
  3. Burglary of homes, businesses and vehicles
  4. Drug offenses
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Theft or possession of stolen property

Detention Statistics