Dane Bolin, Assistant Administrator

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Born in Marrero, LA, Dane Bolin has been residing in the Lake Charles area for 40-plus years. He is married to the former Cathy E. Nicholas, who is employed with the Calcasieu Parish School Board as a first grade teacher. They have two children, Emily and Brett.


  • High School: Sam Houston High, Lake Charles, LA 1982
  • College: Bachelor of Science from McNeese State University, 1990.


  • Honorable Discharge United States Navy, 1987
  • Honorable Discharge Louisiana Army National Guard, 1989.


  • Former Assistant Basketball Coach, Barbe High School
  • Former Louisiana High School Basketball Referee for 12 years
  • Notary Public - State of Louisiana since 1992
  • Member of Life United Church
  • Past President of Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors
  • Current Vice President of Southwest Safety Council
  • Past President of the Louisiana Juvenile Detention Association
  • Completed Leadership SWLA - Chamber 2008
  • 2009 Don E. Wydra Award Memorial Award - Juvenile Justice
  • 2011 MacArthur Foundation Champion for Change Award - Juvenile Justice
  • 2012 Law Day Liberty Bell Award - Juvenile Justice
  • 2014 Annie E. Casey Foundation Systems Official Award for Juvenile Justice.


  • Employed as Probation Officer in 1991
  • Employed as Director of Detention Services in 1998
  • Employed as Assistant Director of the Office of Juvenile Justice Services in 2003
  • Employed as Director of the Office of Juvenile Justice Services in 2007
  • Appointed Assistant to the Administrator in 2010
  • Appointed Assistant Administrator, 2014