VISITATION RESUMES On Monday, October 18. 2021, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) will begin phasing in visitation across its state-run prisons. Visitation must be scheduled in advance by contacting the prison. All visitors must be on the prisoner's visitation list and be 14 years of age and older. Visitation begins on the following dates at the following prisons -Oct. 18 - DCI, DWCC, EHCC; Oct. 19 - RCC; Oct. 23 - ALC, RLCC; Oct. 24 - LCIW; Oct. 30 - LSP. For more information, visit the Department's visitation page on its website.
From New Orleans, take the Causeway Bridge and stay on Hwy 190. As you get in to Covington, go over the overpass at the Bogue Falaya River. Follow to the fourth traffic light and turn left; this is Columbia Street. The road veers to the left, and the post office is on the right. Covington District Office is the next building on the left. There is a large sign on the road marking 1712 N. Columbia St.
From Northshore, take I-12 to Exit 63 toward Covington. As you get in to Covington, go over the overpass at the Bogue Falaya River. Follow to the fourth traffic light and turn left; this is Columbia Street. The road veers to the left, and the post office is on the right. Covington District Office the next building on the left. There is a large sign on the road marking 1712 N. Columbia St.
Demographics & Statistics
Covington District Office oversees 5200 cases, with 130 of those being sex offender cases.
CVD has one of the highest employment rates of offenders in the state with 75 percent of supervised offenders employed. Approximately 600 offenders are in Drug Court, Sobriety Court, Reentry Court, and Behavioral Health Court.
CVD’s Drug Court Program is recognized as one of the best in the country, and has been named as a mentor program for other drug courts to emulate. We have recently begun participation in a Reentry Court, providing extra training, supervision, and court monitoring to selected offenders. Our Behavior Health Court provides extra treatment for those offenders with mental health issues. These programs are modeled after the highly successful Drug Court and Sobriety Court.
Agents are extremely well trained and have participated in arrests with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals, as well as with our local law enforcement agencies. CVD has participated in training events with Covington PD SWAT and with the Tactical Team from Rayburn Correctional Center.
CVD also presents community awareness courses to schools, organizations, and the public. Our Internet/Sex Offender Awareness course has been extremely well received.
CVD Agents support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics Torch Run, the local chapter of the Blue Knights that raises money for many different charities, local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Dream Factory (similar to Make A Wish), Young Men’s Business Club of Slidell, Habitat for Humanity, and the Jaycees. The CVD staff also provides many Christmas gifts for local, less fortunate families through our partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services. Many CVD agents also volunteer with local children’s sports teams.