Office of the

 District Attorney

Third Judicial District

 Louisiana

Juvenile Division

The Juvenile Division handles all legal matters concerning juveniles. These cases include neglect and dependency, child status offenders, juvenile traffic offenders, as well as juvenile delinquency matters. The Juvenile Division handles both civil and criminal matters. The two types of civil cases include Child in Need of Care, which are submitted by the Department of Children and Family Services, and Families in Need of Services, which can be sought individually or pursued when referred by local law enforcement agencies or schools. The Juvenile Division is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses committed by juveniles between the ages of 10 and 16.

 

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