Leesville District Administrator Sandra Ortego announces for the tenth year in a row, the Leesville
District P&P Office will be holding a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, for all
convicted sex offenders under supervision with the Leesville District of Probation and Parole that are residing in the areas of Vernon and Beauregard Parishes.

The event will be held at the West Louisiana Forestry Festival building located at 276 HM Stevenson Blvd, Leesville, LA from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., which is considered peak trick or treating hours. The aim is to keep all sex offenders, especially those under the supervision of the local State Probation and Parole Office, from any contact with children on Halloween night. Officers will update official records, inform the local sex offenders of any new and/or revised laws, and will review compliance issues with them. The offenders will be under close observation by officers with the Office of Probation and Parole.  Offenders will not be left unattended.  Only those sex offenders under supervision by the Leesville Probation and Parole Office who have a valid and verified reason for not attending the meeting (employment, medical, etc.) may be excused, but they still must not have any contact with children on that evening.

The event has been authorized by Leesville Probation and Parole District Administrator Sandra Ortego.  The meeting will be conducted by Supervisor and District Sex Offender Coordinator Paul Cryer and Officers with Probation and Parole.

Attendance requirement at this mandatory meeting only applies to those sexual offenders who are under the supervision of State Probation and Parole; however, an invitation has been extended to sex offenders currently residing in the two-parish area that are not currently under formal mandated supervision at this time. Those offenders currently not under supervision may benefit from attendance at the meeting in an effort to avoid accusations of misconduct during trick or treating hours and the ability to acquire updates on new laws and revisions. Last year's meeting was extremely successful in terms of both attendance and review of compliance issues.

For more information, contact the Leesville District Office of Probation and Parole at 337-238-6427.