A juvenile court deals with under-age defendants charged in cases of delinquency and dependency. Delinquency refers to crimes (misdemeanors or felonies) committed by minors, and dependency includes cases where a non-parental person may be chosen to care for a minor (Child in Need of Care proceedings) because a child is neglected or out of the control of their parents. By local court rule, Judge William J. Burris hears all juvenile matters in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. Judge Burris works with CASA, the Indigent Defender's Office, the District Attorney's Office, social workers and FINS, as well as state agencies in the juvenile adjudication process.




Presiding Judge - Judge William J. Burris

Covington - (985) 809-5325

Franklinton - (985) 839-7840


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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