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  • Juvenile Pre-trial Diversion staff co-author report highlighting benefits of early intervention in delinquency cases

    Jefferson Parish’s Juvenile Pre-trial Diversion program is reaching troubled youths quicker than the intervention of the courts, according to a paper co-authored by Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office staff and published nationally this week. And that’s important considering that youths’ behaviors are more motivated by immediate rewards rather than when the consequences are extended over …
  • Marrero home invader sentenced to 68 years in prison as habitual offender

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Wednesday (Oct. 10) resentenced Brandon Pike to 68 years in prison, finding that the man who was convicted earlier this year of brutally beating an 84-year-old woman in her home is a second-felony offender. Pike, 39, Marrero, was convicted as charged in February of aggravated burglary and second-degree battery. The …
  • Avondale man convicted of Metairie home invasion

    A Jefferson Parish jury Friday night (Sept. 21) found Damon Stephney guilty as charged of the aggravated burglary of a Metairie home last year, a crime in which a victim was shot twice in the back as he fled. The verdict brings to three the number of convictions reached in the crime to date. Stephney, …
  • Law enforcement, court officials learn new law helping keep guns out of domestic abusers’ hands

      With a new Louisiana law designed to further protect domestic violence victims taking effect in coming weeks, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office is engaged in a statewide effort to educate law enforcement and court officials to ensure that certain offenders are not possessing firearms. In addition to helping with the training seminars, the …
  • Marrero man sentenced to two life sentences plus 50 years in Harvey murders, attempted murder

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Wednesday (Sept. 12), sentenced Jacobie Green to back-to-back life sentences plus another 50 years in prison for his conviction of participating in a Father’s Day 2015 shooting in Harvey that left two men dead and a third man wounded. Green, 26, of Marrero, was convicted as charged Aug. 3, of …