The Individualized Deferred Disposition (IDD) Court was developed to better serve juveniles with serious mental health issues. This division of the Probation Department provides a comprehensive mental health assessment for each juvenile referred. The probation supervision is intense and focuses on compliance with mental health treatment and medication management.
Regular reviews are conducted to determine progress and compliance. The program includes anger management counseling, individual therapy, family counseling and skills training.
This is the first mental health court in Louisiana and is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and legislative appropriation.