The staff at Last Chance Ranch strives to help previously incarcerated individuals successfully re-insert themselves into society by establishing sound, familiar settings, along with good work ethics. We offer counseling, work readiness skills, job placement, housing, technical training, and physical fitness. Our goal is to help people not only find a job, but to establish a career and a healthy lifestyle.
Equine Assisted Therapy
Martial Arts Therapy
Anger Management/Domestic Violence
Marriage and Family
Community Assistance Programs:
Education First! By working collaboratively with the Louisiana State Museum and the Caddo Parish School Board, Last Chance Ranch will utilize special Equine Assisted Therapy and Martial Arts Therapy techniques to transofrm the lives of students and familes in the community. These programs are backed and approved by esteemed and renowned educator, Dr. Robert Galvan, former Assistant Vice President for Community and School Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. Additional positions include appointment as an International Advisor to the U.S. Embassy's Agency for International Development in Central America, public school teacher and administrator, Dean of Continuing Education, Director of Summer School, and Graduate Council Chair. Dr. Galvan served as a member of a White House Committee on Education.
Last Chance Ranch works closely with Caddo Correctional Center to provide services to sentenced offenders in order to educate and provide trade skills in preparation of release. These programs enable offenders to obtain good time credit and reduce jail time.
The staff of Last Chance Ranch contributes to the Northwest Regional Reentry Program of Caddo Correctional Center in a variety of ways including:
Mainentance training and certification
Welding training and certification
Instructing Reentry psycho-educational classes as part of a state-certified curriculum
Together, the goal of Last Chance Ranch and the Northwest Regional Reentry Center is to reduce the rate of recidivism and, ultimately, crime in our communities.
It is our belief that if individuals can be helped in the rehabilitation both during and after incarceration, the chance of ther success is much greater.
In our efforts to help better the lives of people in our community, we give a special thanks to the following organizations that have helped us and our clietns reach our goals: