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

  • Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man In Home Invasion and Rape

    Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man In Home Invasion and Rape

      COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted James Michael Buckley, 42, of Hammond, Tuesday (Nov. 10) on charges of first degree rape, sexual battery, home invasion, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and two counts of attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Buckley is accused of raping a woman …
  • St. Tammany Grand Jury Indicts Six In Double Murder in Lacombe

    St. Tammany Grand Jury Indicts Six In Double Murder in Lacombe

                          COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted six people Tuesday (Nov. 10) in the shooting death of a man and a pregnant woman in Lacombe in July of this year. Those indicted and the charges are: Peter Reimonenq, …
  • Thank you Letter to Citizens of Washington and St. Tammany from D.A. Montgomery

    Thank you Letter to Citizens of Washington and St. Tammany from D.A. Montgomery

    Please read this thank you letter from D.A. Warren Montgomery or click here for the signed version.  D.A. Letter To Citizens Nov. 5, 2020 Dear 22nd Judicial District Residents: Thank you for trusting me to continue serving as your District Attorney. My administration will build on the reforms we began during my first term and work hard …


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

Click here for more details.

 

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