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Louisiana’s Juvenile Justice System (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-17

Duration: 00:07:38

Subjects: Crime | Juvenile justice, Administration of | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Zachary, Zach Interviewee
  • Zachary, Abbey Interviewee
  • Gallagher, Andrew Interviewee
  • Alexander, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Sessions, Donald Interviewee
  • Irwin, Linda Interviewee
  • Baiamonte, John Interviewee


This segment from the October 17, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on the juvenile justice system in Louisiana and the need to find an alternative way to deal with juvenile offenders. She visits a group home in New Orleans and one of the Louisiana Training Institute facilities. Roedts interviews: Zach Zachary and Abbey Zachary, group home houseparents; Judge Andrew Gallagher of the juvenile court in Caddo Parish; Commissioner of Administration Stephanie Alexander; Donald Sessions of the Juvenile Diagnostic and Reception Center; Linda Irwin of Youth Alternatives, Inc.; and John Baiamonte, the chairman of the Governor’s Prison Overcrowding Policy Task Force. Host: Rob Hinton