The mission of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court is to fairly and impartially apply the law to each case before it so that justice is administered equally; advocate for and support services to children, families, and the community; ensure the community functions in the best interest of children so that all the children of Jefferson Parish may reach their full potential.
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court was established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1958. Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over children within the 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish. In general, matters of juvenile delinquency, Families in Need of Services, Child in Need of Care, Adoption, Juvenile Traffic Violations, Criminal Neglect of Family & Child Support, and certain special proceedings are heard in Juvenile Court. This jurisdiction and the type of proceedings are published in the Louisiana Children's Code.
The first judge of newly created Juvenile Court for Jefferson Parish was Leo McCune. Upon Judge McCune's retirement in 1972, Sol Gothard was elected and served as Judge of Section A until 1988. Thomas P. McGee was elected to the newly created Section B in 1974, and served as Judge of that section until his retirement in 1996. Nancy Amato Konrad was elected to a new Section C in 1980. The judges currently serving are:
Section A - Hon. Ann Murry Keller
Section B - Hon. Andrea Price Janzen
Section C - Hon. Nancy Amato Konrad - Chief Judge
Judicial Administrator: Dawn A. Palermo
Deputy Judicial Administrator: Tim Tyler
Operations Manager: Damon Anderson
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court
1546 Gretna Blvd., P. O. Box 1900
Harvey, LA 70059
Telephone: (504) 367-3500
Fax: (504) 361-8033
Office Hours are 8:30A.M. - 4:30P.M.
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.
No cell phones are allowed in the Courthouse
Security Notice for Attorneys
Security Notice for Law Enforcement
For information on filing please contact the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court's Office.
Assistance for Case Participants
It is the policy of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court to make such necessary and reasonable efforts as may be required in order to assist those in need of accommodation to participate in any proceeding and/or visit the court on any official business. Requests for accommodations should be made to the Operations Manager. Any individual aggrieved by the Court's response to an expressed need for an accommodation shall contact the Judicial Administrator or Deputy Judicial Administrator.