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Main Office: 1364 Swan Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. 70807 | 225-775-7988

OTB Center: 9148 Scotland Ave. Baton Rouge, LA. 70807 | 225-256-6627




Capitol Area Reentry Program Inc. Was established to address the Holistic Health of the Baton Rouge Community



Capitol Area Reentry Program Inc.’s vision is to be the provider of choice, through holistic client-centered services.



“Linking the community to a World of Opportunities.”



To redefine reentry in Baton Rouge through a holistic approach to routine screening, compassionate engagement, and harm reductive services aimed to reduce health disparities among people who inject drugs (PWID) and LGBTQ+ individuals.

{To change the narrative of reentry amongst health/wellness and economic justice.}


Pillar of Programs:

  • Be Safe Syringe Service Program

  • Prevention (HIV/AIDS, HEP C, & Syphilis) Screening & Linkage to Care

  • Out of the Box (LGBTQ+) Center & Programs

  • Reentry (returning citizens) Services

  • Research Projects

  • H.U.G.S. (Houseless/Unhoused Gaining Support) Program 

  • 4 Colored Girls Transgender Program

Trauma Informed Care:

CARP's mission, goals, and vision are deeply entrenched in the practice of Trauma-Informed Care. The principles of Trauma-Informed Care include prioritizing safety, building trustworthiness and transparency, providing peer support, fostering collaboration, empowering individuals, and demonstrating humility. We uphold these principles by ensuring that our guests feel respected and supported at all times. This entails maintaining healthy interpersonal boundaries among staff members and handling conflicts appropriately. We also ensure consistency in schedules and procedures, providing ample notice and preparation when changes are necessary. Communication within our organization is consistently open, respectful, and compassionate. Moreover, we acknowledge and respect how an individual's cultural background influences their perceptions of trauma, safety, and privacy.

**We are designated tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Guest Privacy Notice:

We recognize that your medical and personal information, including your health status, is sensitive and protected health information (PHI). Safeguarding your personal data is our priority, and we only share the minimum necessary information to fulfill specific purposes.

This privacy notice outlines our practices regarding the use and disclosure of your PHI in compliance with legal permissions. All PHI is treated as confidential and protected in accordance with HIPAA standards.

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Meet Us

Gjvar Payne

Executive Director

Robert Young

SSP Mobilization Coordinator

Bobby Graves

Prevention & Community Engagement Assistant Coordinator

Sonya Milliman

Harm Reduction & Prevention Coordinator

Cynthia Young

Research Site Coordinator

Kimberly Dicks

Research Program Assistant

Mikayla Kneeper

SSP Community Impact Specialist

Kelly Graphia

Community Impact Coordinator

Stephanie Bolden

SSP Community Impact Specialist

Marvin Paddio

Research Employment Navigator

Markeem Melbert

SSP Community Impact Specialist

Alexis Powell

4 Colored Girls Coordinator

Printable FAQ Sheets

By Program


Be Safe Syringe Service

Out of the Box LGBTQ Center




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