The Victim/Witness Assistance Division furnishes victims, witnesses and family members of victims with needed information, advocacy and the opportunity to participate more effectively within the criminal justice system. This program ensures that victim rights, as provided by Louisiana law, are honored and protected.

While the division focuses primarily on victims of violent crime, it’s staff of victim/witness assistance coordinators will accommodate all crime victims whose cases are being prosecuted by this office, including elder abuse and neglect, domestic abuse and child abuse victims.

Phone 504.361.2860

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The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office often refers victims and survivors of crimes to outside agencies, both public and private. These agencies provide an array of services to crime victims and their families, from shelter for battered women to counseling for grieving parents of slain children. The following are links to these agencies’ websites.


Adult Protective Services

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Counseling Solutions

Celebration Hope Center

Children’s Bureau of Orleans

Compassionate Friends

Covenant House New Orleans

Crime Victims’ Reparations

Elderly Protective Services

Family Justice Center

Family Service of Greater New Orleans

Fleet and Family Support Center (Military only)

Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force

Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center

Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Louisiana Crime Victims Services Bureau

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Dating Abuse Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

New Orleans Family Justice Center

Parents of Murdered Children

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR)

Silence is Violence

Via Link Cope Line

VINElink Victim Notification Service


In accordance with Civil Rights laws, victims and witnesses have the ability to file grievances with parish and state agencies if they believe they have been the subject of harassment. Section 509 of the Jefferson Parish Administrative Management Policies Manual provides guidance on this matter. Click Section 509 to review the relevant guidance.

Grievances can be filed by contacting:

Jefferson Parish Community Justice Agency
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
Jefferson, LA 70123


Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
1600 N. 3rd St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802