The mission of Juvenile Services is to enhance the protection of the community by enforcing the Orders of the Court and equip juvenile offenders with the competencies to live productively in the community.


The mission of Juvenile Services is to enhance the protection of the community by enforcing the Orders of the Court and equip juvenile offenders with the competencies to live productively in the community.



Honorable Ree Casey-Jones
Chief Judge of Juvenile Court
Division C

Judge Ree Casey-Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 2000, thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, and was admitted to practice law in 2006. She is also a 2017 alumni of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and has completed a judicial fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in November of 2019.

She was in the practice with her father, Billy R. Casey, before being elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court on December 10, 2016. Her mission is to be a positive role model for all children in every aspect of her life and to administer justice with compassion and integrity for every family and every child.

Honorable Natalie R. HowellDivision B

Judge Natalie Rhorer Howell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor's Degree in 2003. She received her Juris Doctorate at the LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law in 2006. She clerked at the 1st Judicial District Court of Louisiana for the Honorable Jeannette Garrett and the Honorable Scott Crichton. She was an Assistant District Attorney from 2007-2015 at the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in both adult court and Juvenile Court. In 2016, she began working for the John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm, where she specialized in criminal defense for adults and juveniles. In November of 2020, Natalie was elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court for Division B. She took the bench in January of 2021 and presides over Juvenile Delinquency cases, Family in Need of Services cases, Protective Orders, Juvenile Marriages, and Judicial By-Pass cases. Natalie presides over 3 specialty courts: Truancy Court, Juvenile Drug Court and Individualized Disposition Docket (Mental Health Court).

Her mission is to keep as many juveniles from entering the adult criminal justice system as possible starting as early as Kindergarten by combating truancy and providing children and families with the tools and resources to be productive adults in hopes of making Caddo Parish a community for which we can all be proud!

Honorable Justin H. CourtneyDivision A
Judge Justin H. Courtney was elected by the voters of District 3A on October 14, 2023. He holds an Accounting degree from Northwestern State University and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center. Prior to his election, Judge Courtney practiced law for nineteen (19) years representing clients in a general law practice. North Caddo Parish has been home to his family for many generations.
Administrative Staff

Andrew Randall, Jr.,
Director of Juvenile Services

[open position] Assistant Director of Juvenile Services

Laurie McGehee,
Probation Manager 

Donna Woods,
Detention Manager

Judicial Administrator Bobby Stromile obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1975 from Southern University Law Center. He began working for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court in 2016 as a Pro-Temp Judge, and has continued as a Hearing Officer for child support and other matters as directed by the Court.

Juvenile Services FAQs

The History of the Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish

The Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish was the second juvenile court established in Louisiana. First implemented in Orleans Parish in 1908, the juvenile court system empowered a special judge to enforce safeguards for the welfare of children. Subsequently, the Louisiana State Legislature passed an act in 1922 which provided for the creation of another juvenile court and a parish detention ... Read More

Language Access

Please visit the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Office of Language Access for more information.

Juvenile Court Visitor Information

WHAT TO WEAR When coming to court you do not need to dress up but wear nice clothing that is in good shape. Do not wear shorts, warm-up suits, tank tops, halter tops, short skirts or clothes that show your stomach area or your underwear. Do not wear pants that sag or are too big for you. ACCOMMODATIONS Accommodations for ... Read More

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