4th Judicial District Court Juvenile Court Frequently Asked Questions

Juvenile Court



Juvenile Judge is

Honorable Sharon Marchman - Division B



Frequently Asked Questions


What time does Juvenile Court begin?


In Ouachita Parish: Juvenile Court is held on Mondays and Thursdays (excluding holidays) and begins promptly at 1:30 p.m.
In Morehouse Parish: Juvenile Court is held the second Wednesday of each month and court sessions begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

How do I get to Juvenile Court?


Ouachita Parish - 4824 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA
Morehouse Parish - 100 East Madison Street, Bastrop, LA

What do I do if my child has run away from home?


Contact your local law enforcement agency.

What do I do if I am a victim of a crime committed by a juvenile?


Contact your local law enforcement agency.

What do I do if I suspect a child is being abused?


Contact the Department of Children & Family Services.
Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-855-452-5437

What do I do if my child has become ungovernable?


Contact Families in Need of Services.
318-327-3415 ext. 5

What do I do if my child won’t go to school?


In Ouachita Parish:
Contact the Truancy Division of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.
318-329-1200
In Morehouse Parish:
Contact the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office.
318-281-4141