Recognizing that drug and alcohol addiction play a role in criminal activity, the judges of the 22nd Judicial District Court established one of the first Drug Courts in Louisiana.  Drug Court provides a path to sobriety and a return to productivity by providing treatment, counseling and accountability for non-violent drug offenders.  Drug Court is an intensive program that has been successful in returning offenders to their families, to jobs and society.  The 22nd Judicial District Court is a mentor drug court for other programs in the State and is currently overseen by Judges Allison Penzato and August J. Hand in St. Tammany Parish and by Judge Martin Coady in Washington Parish.






Division "B" - Judge Hand

Covington - (985) 809-5310


Division "F" - Judge Coady

Covington - (985) 809-5330


Division "H" - Judge Penzato

Covington - (985) 809-5340


Drug Court Office (managers and testing sites)


Covington - (985) 809-0547; 623 Plaza Drive, Covington, Louisiana


Franklinton - no telephone; testing site located at 1005 Cleveland Street, Franklinton, Louisiana (across a side street from the courthouse)


Slidell - no telephone; testing site located at Slidell Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, Louisiana.


St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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