A Message from Our District Attorney

As District Attorney, the principle by which I will run this office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work. That’s the American way, the American Dream. We are blessed to live where we live. This is a great community. This is a great place to raise a family. This is a great place to start a business. This a great place to seek and follow the American Dream. And the reason that these things are true is, the people who live here. That’s what makes this a great community.

Mission Statement

The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.

Goals

▪ To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes

▪ Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community, ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work we are doing

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In recognition of Domestic Violence month (October) click here to hear our domestic violence team talk about their work.

In Partnership with Bogalusa City Schools, our Office is recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year. If you live in the Bogalusa area and want to make an impact on young lives through the Teach One to Lead One Program please read more about this Program and register here:
http://damontgomery.org/teach-one-to-lead-one-landing-page

News

  • District Attorney’s Office Holds Training For Criminal Justice Professionals

    District Attorney’s Office Holds Training For Criminal Justice Professionals

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2018             FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office held two daylong  training sessions for criminal justice system professionals on Nov. 6 and Nov. 8 at the Bogue Chitto State Conference Center.  This year, the sixth annual event was named the Lewis Murray, III, Memorial Training For …
  • Kids L.E.A.D. Program at Pitcher welcomes FBI

    Kids L.E.A.D. Program at Pitcher welcomes FBI

    As part of District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Kids L.E.A.D. (Legal Education and Discovery) Program, 8th graders at Pitcher Junior High today heard from Lori Chauvin, FBI Community Outreach Specialist.  She shared information about the FBI’s campaign “It’s Not A Joke #thinkbeforeyoupost,”  regarding hoax threats and how seriously the federal government takes these “jokes.” She shared …
  • Historic Donation Will Make “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser The Biggest Yet

    Historic Donation Will Make “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser The Biggest Yet

    Read this exciting news from CAC-Hope House –  CAC Donation Press Release. Visit CACHOPEHOUSE.ORG for additional information and to buy tickets!    

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, you’ll find that I, along with my fantastic staff, have accomplished many of those goals:

  1. Created more transparent office
  2. Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
  3. Created Screening Department
  4. Improved Domestic Violence Unit
  5. Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
  6. Upgraded technology office-wide
  7. Created employee manual
  8. Stabilized budget
  9. Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
  10. Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies

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