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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.

Virtual Hearing Information

If you are positive for COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, please call (504) 367-3500 before coming into the courthouse. Your hearing may need to be handled virtually or be rescheduled.

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.

24 x 7 Payment Options

Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court now accepts payments for Juvenile Delinquency, Traffic and Child Support cases online and at the Court's Interactive Payment Kiosk located adjacent to the public parking area for the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Justice Complex.

Section A

Hon. Jennifer Guillot Womble

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Judge Jennifer Guillot Womble was elected without opposition on January 27, 2023 to Section A of the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. Prior to being elected, Judge Womble was a public defender representing children and indigent parents in thousands of cases in Jefferson Parish and the surrounding parishes in Southeast Louisiana. She additionally handled hundreds of adoptions in her private practice for over 20 plus years. Moreover, before becoming an experienced trial attorney, Judge Womble spent five years as the law clerk for Judge Ann Murry Keller, her predecessor in Section A.

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Section B

Hon. Amanda C. Calogero

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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.

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Section C

Hon. Barron C. Burmaster, Chief Judge

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Barron C. Burmaster was elected to Section "C" on November 16, 2013. 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.

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Important Alerts from the Court

Court Holiday Schedule

Service Animal Policy - Please view our service animal policy.

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.

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.

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Asistencia para los participantes

Es política del Tribunal de Menores de la Parroquia de Jefferson hacer los esfuerzos necesarios y razonables que sean necesarios para ayudar a quienes necesitan adaptaciones para participar en cualquier procedimiento y/o visitar el tribunal en cualquier asunto oficial. Las solicitudes de adaptaciones deben hacerse al Gerente de Operaciones. Toda persona que se sienta agraviada por la respuesta del Tribunal a una necesidad expresa de adaptación deberá comunicarse con el Administrador Judicial o el Administrador Judicial Adjunto.

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Hỗ trợ cho người tham gia

Chính sách của Tòa án Vị thành niên Giáo xứ Jefferson là thực hiện những nỗ lực cần thiết và hợp lý khi có thể được yêu cầu để hỗ trợ những người cần chỗ ở tham gia vào bất kỳ thủ tục tố tụng nào và / hoặc đến thăm tòa án trong bất kỳ hoạt động kinh doanh chính thức nào. Các yêu cầu về chỗ ở phải được gửi đến Người quản lý hoạt động. Bất kỳ cá nhân nào bị phản đối bởi phản ứng của Tòa án đối với nhu cầu rõ ràng về chỗ ở phải liên hệ với Quản trị viên tư pháp hoặc Phó Quản trị viên tư pháp.

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Filing Information

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 504-263-0300

Fax (504) 366-3506

Helpful Numbers

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

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