The Mission of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
To provide a court of excellence for children, youth
and families by enforcing the Louisiana Children’s Code
The Vision of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
The long-term vision of the Judges of the Orleans
Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC) is to become a court of excellence that
effectively and efficiently hears and disposes of cases that are
brought in the areas of abuse and neglect, adoption, child support,
delinquency, juvenile traffic offenses, terminations of parental
rights, voluntary transfers of custody, voluntary surrenders and
other miscellaneous matters.
In its 1908 session, the Louisiana
Legislature, in Act No. 83, created a Court to deal with the
"children" of Louisiana. This basic concept was further developed
through various statutes and amendments to the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana. However, the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, as
it exists today, came into existence via the Louisiana Constitution
of 1921. more
Section A - Hon.
Ernestine S. Gray - Chief Judge
Section B - Hon. Tammy Stewart
Section C - Hon.
Section D - Hon.
Section E - Hon. Yolanda King
Section F - Hon. Mark Doherty