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The St. Charles Parish Adult Drug Court, which started in 2001, has seen over 100 people successfully complete a rigorous five phase program which involves intensive outpatient counseling, frequent court appearances, AA meetings, monitoring via regular drug testing, obtaining a GED, and gaining and holding steady employment. While the minimum length of treatment in Drug Court is 16 to 18 months, many clients are in Drug Court for 24 months or longer prior to graduation. (Additional information on the Drug Court movement can be found at the website of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, www.NADCP.org.)


Drug Court Team

  • Judge M. Lauren Lemmon
  • Judge Emile R. St. Pierre
  • Judge Michele Morel
  • Jackie Cristina, Coordinator
  • Juanita Marino, Lauren Rogers and Christina Lewis, Public Defender Attorneys
  • Juan A. Byrd, Assistant District Attorney
  • Gregory J. Johnson, Compliance Officer
  • Jizette Scott, M.A., LPC-S, LMFT, NCC - St. Charles Community Health Center


Mission Statement

The St. Charles Parish Drug Court has been established to enhance the quality of life and to provide a safer community, thereby reducing social costs related to substance abuse. The primary mission of the Drug Court is to break the cycle of addiction and rehabilitate substance-abusing offenders by utilizing governmental agencies and community resources.


More Information
For more information concerning the St. Charles Parish Adult Drug Court program, contact Jackie Cristina, coordinator, at:

P. O. Box 424
Hahnville, LA 70057
Phone: (985) 783-3216
Fax: (985) 783-3205
Email: jcristina@stcharlesgov.net

Last updated: 7/30/2014 12:46:01 PM