Family Justice Center

The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement’s (LCLE) history of providing support to the needs of the state’s victims of crime is exemplified by its support for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s Family Justice Center initiative. The LCLE assists in the administration of this multi-agency program that serves the needs of a wide range of criminal justice organizations. The LCLE, in partnership with Catholic Charities of New Orleans, was successful in securing funding for a Family Justice Center (FJC) in New Orleans, LA. that addresses the following priority areas:

  • Centralization of the handling of domestic violence cases by police, prosecutors, and the courts,
  • Provide victim services to heretofore underserved populations,
  • Co-locate victim service providers to maximize service delivery and availability of services to victims.

Other partners in the project include the following agencies:

  • City of New Orleans – Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Coordination,
  • New Orleans Police Department,
  • New Orleans City Attorney’s Office,
  • New Orleans Municipal Court,
  • New Orleans Health Department.
  • Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office,
  • Orleans Parish Criminal District Court,
  • Orleans Parish Civil District Court:
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana,
  • U.S. Marshall’s Office,
  • Tulane University Domestic Violence Law Clinic,
  • Louisiana Supreme Court,
  • Metropolitan Human Services District,
  • University of New Orleans,
  • New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp.,
  • Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s’ Advocacy Center,
  • Governors’ Office on Women’s Policy,

This is a new project that will initially serve Orleans Parish, although it is anticipated the FJC will service victims from the greater Metropolitan New Orleans area, including Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John, and other bordering parishes.

LCLE Family Justice Center Administrators can be reached at 225.342.1500