The Family Violence Prosecution Unit is a state-of-the-art program that places great emphasis on aggressive prosecution while also taking special care to provide services and to insulate victims from further violence. The unit reviews all domestic violence and elderly abuse cases referred to state court in Jefferson Parish and vertically prosecutes all accepted charges. It also reviews all physical and sexual abuse cases involving children, and acts as vertical prosecution for child abuse cases needing special attention.
In recognition of the success of his Family Violence Prosecution Unit, District Attorney Paul Connick Jr. received the prestigious 2001 Criminal Justice Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Protecting Children and Families from Domestic Violence” from Louisiana Attorney General Richard Leyoub and the Louisiana Commission of Law Enforcement on Sept. 6, 2001.
Phone 504.361.2863 or 504.361.2851
The Family Violence unit works in conjunction with the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center: www.jeffersoncac.com