HARVEY, La., – In its ongoing effort to reduce incarceration levels, lower recidivism and save taxpayer funds, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has opened a new day reporting center to enhance reentry services in Jefferson Parish. An open house to showcase the new center will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local members of the judiciary, probation and parole the Department of Public Safety and Corrections will be on hand, and tours of the center will be provided.
The Harvey DRC is located at 1841 Enterprise Drive. The center is operated by GEO Reentry Services, which has worked with the state since 2007 for reentry services.
The Harvey DRC delivers evidence-based programs designed to change criminal behavior and reduce recidivism. The DRC also connects participants to valuable local resources for services that support successful reentry. Participants stay in the program for up to 90 days, completing three targeted phases of treatment in addition to Aftercare. Participants are held accountable with frequent check-ins, drug and alcohol testing, and case management while receiving ongoing treatment. Classes and services include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Employment readiness and career development
- Community Connections, including links to local service providers
- Adult Basic Education and GED-related services
- Anger management
- Life skills and parenting classes
- Drug and alcohol classes
- Transportation assistance for participants
The Harvey DRC will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.