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. Andrea Price Janzen
Judge Andrea Price Janzen was elected to the bench in July of 1996, as Judge for Section "B" of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. Prior to being elected Judge, Judge Janzen had been an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish since 1982. As a prosecutor, Judge Janzen worked in the Juvenile Court from 1983 to 1988, where she prosecuted thousands of Child Abuse, Delinquency and Child Support Cases. In 1989, Judge Janzen created the Felony Child Abuse Prosecution Unit of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office. As Supervisor of that division, she was involved in the prosecution of hundreds of felony cases involving child victims. She has prosecuted child sex abuse cases in Grand Jury Proceedings, and has prosecuted major child abuse cases in state court.
Hon. Barron C. Burmaster
Barron C. Burmaster was elected to Section "C" on November 16, 2013. 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
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.
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