Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 3: TO PROVIDE DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW TO ALL WHO HAVE BUSINESS BEFORE THE COURT; AND TO DEMONSTRATE INTEGRITY IN ALL PROCEDURES AND DECISIONS.


Objective

3.1 To encourage city courts that exercise juvenile jurisdiction to make strategic decisions that support the best outcomes for children and families.

Intent of the Objective

The legal system recognizes the importance of promoting the stability of the family and providing simplicity in procedure, fairness in adjudication, and elimination of unjustifiable delay in proceedings involving children and families. Courts that handle cases involving children and families should recognize that judges need specialized knowledge and planning to adhere to unique procedural requirements and confidentiality rules, to meet expedited or priority case deadlines, and to make substantive decisions that meet the needs of children and families in the legal system. City and parish court judges may prepare by such means as attending specialized trainings, accessing dedicated bench books or other resources, and using case management systems and other docket management tools at their disposal.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to make strategic decisions to support the best outcomes for children and families.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010664637What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to make strategic decisions to support the best outcomes for children and families?Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to make strategic decisions to support the best outcomes for children and families.
(Hover on the chart for more information and click on the chart to see which courts chose that response.)
Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to make strategic decisions to support the best outcomes for children and families.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
CROWLEY CITY COURT
The judge attended special workshops sponsored by the Department of Children and Family Services and the district juvenile judges kept up with certain changes in the Child in Need of Care cases and shared that information with the city court judge.
EUNICE CITY COURT
Eunice City Court worked with local police to develop a "Boot Camp" for juveniles, in which they receive positive instruction and training while they exercise.
JENNINGS CITY COURT
The judge served as co-chair of the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) liaison committee and attended meetings several times per year with top OJJ staff as well as staff from the Department of Children and Family Services.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
The judges of the court participated in continuing legal education to ensure they were aware of the latest best practices for juveniles. The court has a juvenile probation officer who regularly received training.
MINDEN CITY COURT
The court implemented a new juvenile program named CC-Ready, designed to teach juveniles life skills training: C-City C-Court R-Resiliency E-Elevation A-Ambition D-Direction for Y-Youth
SULPHUR CITY COURT
The court developed community resources for juveniles, including Purposed Driven Life Classes, Life Choices, and Made to Crave.
ResponseResponse_Court
Added or maintained sufficient support staff to expeditiously dispose of juvenile cases22 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective6 courts (CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT)
Complied with counsel appointment rules25 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below32 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective3 courts (BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT)
Included at-risk children on specialized dockets in continuity of operations/emergency plans4 courts (CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)
Made use of available juvenile resources, such as bench books, juvenile law experts, informational websites, and online or in-person training seminars24 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT)
Not applicable - my court does not exercise juvenile jurisdiction17 courts (ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Oversaw the management of juvenile cases, including docketing, hearing dates, and the form and substance of court orders28 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT)
Participated in specialized training and education for the type of juvenile jurisdiction exercised24 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT)
Used new or modified software or juvenile court case tracking procedures8 courts (CROWLEY CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT)

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