Family Preservation Court

St. Tammany Parish Justice Center

This specialty court was established to address the safety and well-being of children in the dependency system by providing parents access to drug and alcohol treatment, judicial monitoring of their sobriety and individualized services to support the entire family. This specialty court has established several community collaborations and relies almost solely on referrals from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Data is current as of December 31, 2017 and will be updated yearly.

  • 2013 to present
  • Currently presided over by Judge Gardner
  • Current Census – 36
  • Drug free babies – 2
  • Cost per family per year – $2,305.50
  • Recidivism rate – not applicable; specialty court participation does not arise from a criminal proceeding.