Membership and Terms

Board Membership is defined in Sections 1-5 of the Planning Boards By-laws.

Membership of the board is comprised of a minimum of 11 members and a maximum of 25. Members shall serve for 2 years and include the following, if available and willing to serve, representation from the following agencies and organizations:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Health
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Public Defenders
  • Judges and/or court staff
  • Education
  • Faith Community
  • Business Community
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Parent Organizations
  • Youth Advocate and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Lay Citizens
  • Youth
  • Police Jurors

Appointments made to the planning board should be representative of the community in terms of gender, ethnicity, and geography.

The duties of this Board are to assist in the assessment, alignment, coordination, prioritization, and measurement of all available services and programs that address the needs of children and youth. The board is to encourage collaborative efforts among the stakeholders for assessing the needs of children and youth and for assisting in the development of a comprehensive plan to address those needs.

Nomination and Appointment of Board Members. Board members may be recom-mended by the existing board; the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is the appointive authority for the Board.

Any Board member may resign at any time by delivering a written resignation to the Chair of the Board. The Chair shall forward the resignation to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury along with a nomination for replacement.

The Board shall meet at a place and time designated by the Chair of the Board. Special meetings may be called at the request of the Chair or three (3) Board members.