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“Re-Entry Courts require cooperation from all key stakeholders in the criminal justice system including the prosecuting authority, the defense bar, probation and parole, colleagues within the Court, the mental health and substance abuse treatment community, law enforcement and a fairly broad-based cross-section of employers and community-based organizations within the impacted community.  The intended re-entrant is also a vital part of the program. Thus, the backbone of any successful Re-Entry Court will always be a very strong, dedicated and coordinated multi-disciplinary team, led by an equally strong and dedicated judge.”  

Judge Rusty Knight, 22nd Judicial District Court, Covington

The Re-Entry Court staff of the 19th Judicial District Court (JDC), working with a multi-disciplinary team, leads the screening, eligibility and coordination of services for both male and female defendants who are sentenced to serve a minimum of 2 years at Louisiana State Penitentiary and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women through the legislatively approved Louisiana Offender Rehabilitation and Workforce Development.

For more information regarding the referral, screening and eligibility determination process guiding the 19th Judicial District Court Re-Entry Program for East Baton Rouge Parish, inclusive of Baker and Zachary, you may contact us directly by completing the sections below:




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19th JDC Re-Entry Program
300 North Boulevard, Suite 6201
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

(225) 389-4737 | phone
(225) 389-8322 | fax