Shreveport District (SPD)
- 2525 Youree Drive
- Suite #300
- Shreveport, LA 71104-3600
District Administrator: Pamela Morgan
Office hours at the Shreveport District are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Shreveport District is easily accessible by either Interstate 20 or Interstate 49. If you are west bound on I-20, once you cross over the Red River bridge, exit right at Exit 19A, which is Market Street, LA 1. Stay in the left lane and pass under I-20 headed south. Continue in the left lane and you will be on LA 1 South, Youree Drive. Continue about 8/10 of a mile to the second red light which is on E. Olive and turn left and then take an immediate right on to the Youree Drive service road. Continue south approximately 3/10 of a mile on the service road to 2525 Youree Drive where Shreveport Probation and Parole is located.
If you are headed east bound on I-20, take a right at Exit 19A at the Market/LA 1 South exit. Stay in the right lane about 3/10 of a mile until you see a sign which states LA 1 and Youree Drive and then you will get into the left hand lane. Continue about 8/10 of a mile to the second red light which is E. Olive and turn left and then take an immediate right on to the Youree Drive service road. Continue south approximately 3/10 of a mile on the service road to 2525 Youree Drive where Shreveport Probation and Parole is located.
If you are headed north on I-49, exit at the Dallas, Monroe exit and stay in the right lane headed towards Monroe on I-20. Take a right on exit 19A at the Market/LA 1 South exit. Stay in the right lane about 3/10 of a mile until you see a sign which states LA 1 and Youree Drive and then you will get into the left lane. Continue south about 8/10 of a mile to the second red light, which is E. Olive and turn left and then take an immediate right on to the Youree Drive service road. Continue south approximately 3/10 of a mile on the service road to 2525 Youree Drive where Shreveport Probation and Parole is located.
There are currently 61 positions allocated to the Shreveport District. This number is comprised of one District Administrator, six Supervisors, thirty-nine officers, one Administrative Program Manager 1, one Administrative Coordinator 3, one Administrative Coordinator 4, and nine Investigative Specialists. There is also a WAE employee. The Region 1 staff, including the Regional Administrator, the Region 1 Program Manager, and the Region 1 Administrative Assistant 4, are also housed in the Shreveport District Office.
The Shreveport District supervises probation and parole cases in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. The courts in those two parishes are the First and Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Courts. The office currently supervises approximately 5,400 convicted felons, of which 190 are sex offenders. SPD works with the U.S. Marshals Task Force on warrant roundups, tracking fugitives and assisting in investigations. We train regularly, we protect the public by taking drugs and guns off the streets and we partner with other providers to rehabilitate individuals through various reentry programs like the Day Reporting Center in Shreveport. (At right, DPS&C Secretary Jimmy Le Blanc speaks with a former participant in the Shreveport Day Reporting Center).
Special Community Projects
The Shreveport District is served by the Caddo Parish Adult Drug Court Program, an intensive supervision treatment program for drug abusing or chemically dependent offenders. They are currently funded for 57 treatment slots. Judge Craig Marcotte presides over the Caddo Parish Drug Court program, in addition to also presiding over the drug section in the 1st Judicial District Court here in Caddo Parish. The program consists of five phases and generally lasts a minimum of 18 months. The program integrates alcohol and drug treatment with the justice system, specifically serving felony offenders supervised by Probation and Parole. The Probation and Parole office refers directly to the Drug Court Program when we are aware an offender is in need of intensive drug treatment. The two liaison officers representing the Shreveport District Office of Probation and Parole are Amanda Spivey and Daniel Hodges.
The 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature authorized the establishment of the Veterans Court Treatment Program in judicial districts of the State. The goal of this program is to reduce recidivism among veterans and to provide assistance to those who have served this country. This program is similar to the Drug Court program. It is a post-conviction program for misdemeanor or felony offenders. The Court’s goal is to divert qualified veterans who have substance abuse and/or mental health problems into a four (4) phase, year long treatment program. Once the veteran graduates from the program his conviction may be expunged. We intend to give priority to first time offenders and combat veterans. The Volunteers of America North Louisiana and the Courts in Caddo and Bossier are working to institute Veterans Courts in both the 1st and 26th judicial districts by September 2014. In contemplation of the legislation, P&P has been working with the Courts, District Attorneys, Public Defenders, and the Veterans Administration to make this program a success. Shreveport District Office liaisons are Supervisor Philip Adkins and Officer John Rowe.
The Shreveport District Office is involved with Special Olympics. Each year, our staff participates in various Special Olympics events, including the Polar Plunge and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (right).
The Shreveport District Office has a partnership with LifeShare Blood Centers. They bring the bus to the SPD parking lot to obtain life-sustaining donations. At left is Investigative Specialist Chattie Bethea during one of our regularly scheduled blood drives.