The Juvenile Court for the Parish of Jefferson will reopen on Monday, September 13, 2021. Parties can contact the Court by telephone at (504) 367-3500 on Monday if they are unable to attend court.
Virtual Hearing Information
In extenuating circumstances, parties in child support or juvenile traffic matters may request to attend their hearings virtually through Zoom or by phone if necessary. "Extenuating circumstances" include, but are not limited to: sickness, physical handicap, quarantining, etc. A virtual hearing is NOT guaranteed. Approval to attend a hearing virtually is at the Judge’s or Hearing Officer’s discretion. A request for a virtual hearing must be submitted at least 36 hours before the hearing. If the request for a virtual hearing is denied the party will have to attend their hearing in person. Click here to download Zoom Meeting instructions
Parties to child support matters should contact their case worker through the District Attorney’s Office at (504)364-3630 if they have any issues attending any hearings.
Pursuant to Jefferson Parish President, Cynthia Lee Sheng, effective Thursday, July 29, 2021, face coverings will be required to enter and in common spaces of all Jefferson Parish Government Buildings. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated members of the public and all Jefferson Parish employees. This mandate will remain effective until further notice.
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.
Hon. Ann Murry Keller, Chief Judge
Judge Ann Murry Keller was elected in August of 1987 to Section A of Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court.
Prior to her election, Judge Keller was the Indigent Defender Attorney representing the children in
Section C of Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. As the children's attorney in Juvenile Court, Judge Keller
represented hundreds of abused and neglected children as well as delinquent children and status offenders.
Judge Keller pioneered and organized the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Drug Court in 1998.
Judge Keller is a member of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and has served as President of that organization.
Hon. Amanda C. Calogero
Judge Amanda C. Calogero was elected in November of 2018 to Section "B" of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court.
For the 7 years prior to her election, Judge Calogero oversaw the Juvenile arm of the District Attorney’s Office
as the Juvenile Chief, supervising all of the juvenile delinquency, child dependency, and child support cases.
She had been an Assistant District Attorney with Jefferson Parish since 1998. Prior to her position in Juvenile Justice,
Judge Calogero screened cases involving child abuse in the Family Violence Department and successfully prosecuted
numerous sex- crime and homicide cases. In one specific case, in 2000, she was the first prosecutor in her jurisdiction
to present DNA evidence that introduced "Y-filer" evidence for the first time in Jefferson Parish.
Hon. Barron C. Burmaster
Barron C. Burmaster was elected to Section "C" on November 16, 2013 and is currently serving as Chief Judge. Judge Burmaster also serves
as the presiding Judge for the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Drug Court. He attended McDonogh 26 Elementary School, Gretna Middle School,
and West Jefferson High School. The Judge served as Student Council President at Gretna and was president of the Class of 1981 at West Jefferson,
where he also served as president of the National Honor Society and commander of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. He received a full
academic scholarship to attend Loyola University graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies.
He then received a full academic scholarship to attend Loyola Law School receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1989. After graduation,
Judge Burmaster served as the Criminal Law Clerk for the Judges of 24th District Court until May 1991 when he was
appointed an Assistant District Attorney.
Important Alerts from the Court
Court Holiday Schedule
Service Animal Policy - Please view our service animal policy.
Online Payments - Payments can now be made online for Juvenile Delinquency and Traffic cases.
Cell Phones - No cellular phones are allowed in the courthouse
Dress Code - Those in violation of the Court's dress code may be asked to leave and return in the proper attire. Violation of this order may result in a finding of contempt.
Security Notice for Attorneys
Security Notice for Law Enforcement
Hearing Officer dockets are now available under the resources tab.
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court is now sending text message reminders for all upcoming Child Support Cases. All persons served notice to appear and that have provided a Cell Phone Number will receive text message reminders.
Juvenile Court does not accept personal checks as a form of payment for any fine or fee.
Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse!
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Assistance for 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.
For information on filing please contact the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court's Office.
Receiving/Records (504) 227-7816
Issuing Department (504) 263-6381
Minute Clerks (504) 227-7804
Adoptions (504) 263-6393
Fax (504) 366-3506
DA's Juvenile Diversion (504) 364-6134
Juvenile Services (Probation) (504) 364-3750
Rivarde Detention Center (504) 364-2860
J.P. Sheriff's Office 911
Indigent Defender Board (504) 364-2820