On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office continued its Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision making) lesson presentations at the Belle Chasse Middle School.
They discussed the consequences of drinking and driving and the legal age to consume alcohol. Then they talked about peer pressure and how it can lead you to do things you normally wouldn’t do and the consequences of those actions.
They also discussed dating and Domestic Violence. In this scenario they talked about the “Cycle of Violence” and how this type of violence can sometimes be a “learned behavior”, particularly when a child sees his parents fighting all the time. They discussed the terminology that is used in the court system when prosecuting crimes involving dating violence and also covered a list of agencies that can help if someone is a victim of Domestic Violence.
The LEAD instructors included First Assistant District Attorney Robert White, Assistant District Attorney Jerry Lobrano, Assistant District Attorney Edward McGowan, Assistant District Attorney Mary Touzet and Victim/Witness and Project LEAD Coordinator Rae Riley.