Project LEAD Government Presentation

On October 13, 2019 the 6th grade students and teachers at Belle Chasse Middle School had the opportunity to speak with local elected officials as part of the Project LEAD annual government presentation. District Attorney, Charles Ballay welcomed the students and explained what his office does after a crime is committed. He spoke about his…

Stop Bullying Before It Starts

Last week we painted Plaquemines Pink and tackled the issue of Bullying.  As a group, the students vowed to help deter Bullying and signed an anti-bullying contract. It stated:  STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS.  “I promise never to be a bully. I promise to tell an adult if someone bullies me or when I see…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, Domestic Violence is a reality for millions of Americans every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, domestic violence is “abuse within the context of a current or former intimate relationship where one partner asserts power and control over the other.” It can include “physical, sexual and…

Project LEAD Fall Classes Begin

On September 25, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment And Decision making) classes began at the Belle Chasse Middle School. Educators Ms. Barrilleaux and Mrs. Taylor graciously hosted the first lessons in their sixth-grade classes. Assistant DA’s Mary Touzet and Sarah Tesvich as well as Project LEAD Coordinator Rae Riley taught…

Court House Arson Investigation Month

On August 8, 2019, led by Councilmembers Beau Black and Stuart Guey, the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously voted “yea” and Parish President Kirk Lepine then signed a Proclamation designating August 2019 as “Court House Arson Investigation Month”. Recognized were the law enforcement personnel who successfully investigated, indicted and imprisoned the person(s) responsible for the court…