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Sep 10, 2012
BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The purpose of the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is to use training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice, or the reduction of a juvenile delinquency. The board serves to strengthen the accountability, rehabilitation, and prevention of juveniles either at risk or already found guilty of felonies within Louisiana.
According to statute, the board consists of fifteen to thirty-three members all appointed by the governor that include: one elected official; representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies; representatives of public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment; representatives of private non-profit organizations; volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents; youth workers; persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and vandalism and alternatives to suspension and expulsion; and persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence.
Appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:
Julio Galan, of Lake Charles, is the Executive Director of Family & Youth Counseling Agency. Galan will be appointed to serve as a representative of private non-profit organizations, as required by statute.
Tyler Lax, of Baton Rouge, is a student at Baton Rouge Community College. Lax will be appointed to serve as a youth worker, as required by statute.
Tyler Tullos, of Lake Charles, is studying criminal justice at Sowela Technical College. Tullos will be appointed to serve as a youth worker, as required by statute.