Anthony Celestine, Trusted Advisor

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Tony Celestine is the Assistant Director on the Administrative Team at the Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has been a valued member of the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury, Juvenile Justice Services since 1995. His prior roles included Juvenile Probation Officer, Special Projects Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Detention Director. He faithfully upholds the mission of the Office of Juvenile Justice Services, which is to consistently provide quality rehabilitative services designed for youth offenders and their families in a manner that is responsive to their needs, while always being mindful of public safety. (http://www.cppj.net/JuvenileJusticeServices).

An alumni of McNeese State University (1994), Tony earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. Tony is a life-long learner and he holds professional certifications with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Applied Leadership Network, the Calcasieu Regional Law Enforcement Academy, and the Crisis Prevention Intervention Institute.

His wisdom and strength of character are greatly enhanced by his fun-loving personality and willingness to stop on a dime to help those in need. Tony is a passionate, highly-skilled professional with the extensive knowledge to accomplish tremendous goals that benefit organizations and people. He is regarded by others as a Leader’s leader. Specifically, he knows how to identify the gifts and talents in others and then allow others to lead while contributing their best to his team.

Tony and his wife, Angela, live life together in a fun-loving and positive way. Together, they are greatly impacting many lives through their individual careers, their network of friends, and their ministry efforts in their local church. Both are seasoned professionals, yet they each value time together and quality time with their three daughters. Together, their exuberance and love for the best interests of others is contagious.