COVID-19 22ND Judicial District Information and Updates Go


 “We are taking all proactive means available to us, to assure the safety of our employees while continuing to address the needs of the public.  If you have questions or concerns, the most efficient way to communicate with us is via email at DAMontgomery@22da.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.

This is a fluid and challenging environment, and I commend the Judges, Clerks of Court, Registrars of Voters, Assessors, law enforcement and other public officials for working together in a collaborative approach.

As your District Attorney I have increased efficiencies and reduced costs through the use of technology. As a result, one of the advantages today is that my Assistant District Attorneys and Investigators were able to immediately begin to work remotely. I am working to increase the ability of other staff to work remotely as much as possible. This will increase their and the public’s health and safety.

Nonetheless, the Covington and Franklinton District Attorney’s offices are open for business with limited access to the general public. If your business can be handled over the phone or electronically please do so.”

Email:  damontgomery@22da.com.
Phone: Covington 985-809-8383 *  Franklinton 985-839-6711.

For Justice Center and Washington Parish Court updates, read Chief Judge, Hon. Dawn Amacker’s Second Amendment to Court’s Order of March 13, 2020. https://22ndjdc.org/covid-order/ 

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.

 

News

  • St. Tammany Parish Creates Virtual Court

    St. Tammany Parish Creates Virtual Court

    Through a collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s Office of Warren Montgomery, the Parish Clerk’s Office, the Public Defenders Office, and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, a “Virtual Court” has been created to help continue the criminal justice process. For more details on how the Virtual Court will be proceeding and operating, a PDF …
  • Washington Parish Curfew Currently In Place

    Washington Parish Curfew Currently In Place

    As of April 1st, a curfew is in effect for the Washington Parish area. For more details on the Parish-wide curfew, please click here for more information.  
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Discusses COVID-19 with WWL Radio

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Discusses COVID-19 with WWL Radio

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery spoke with Newell Normand of WWL Radio to discuss how the District Attorney’s Office will continue to provide service to the St. Tammany and Washington Parish communities. Earlier in his term, he had taken steps to move toward a paperless system, which has now allowed the work of the District Attorney’s …


Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve, 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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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

▪ To assist other state and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases

▪ Collaborate with law enforcement and community groups to deter crime through intervention and prevention efforts

▪ Establish an atmosphere of compassion, trust and mutual respect

▪ To provide assistance and aid to those who have been victimized by crime and to ensure their rights are upheld and they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion

▪ To promote a work environment that emphasizes courtesy, high ethical standards, professionalism and high quality legal representation

▪ To provide training for employees and education for the public to be knowledgeable about the administration of justice

▪ To maintain public confidence by creating a day-to-day operation that is efficient and effective