Victims of violent felony crimes, under Louisiana Constitution Article 1 Section 25 and Revised Statutes 46:1841, have the following rights:


  • The right to reasonable notice and to be present and heard during all critical stages of pre- and post-conviction proceedings;
  • The right to confer with the prosecution prior to final disposition of the case;
  • The right to refuse to be interviewed by the accused or a representative of the accused;
  • The right to review and comment on any presentence report;
  • The right to a reasonably prompt conclusion of the case;
  • The right to seek restitution;
  • The right to be informed upon the release from custody or the escape of the accused or the offender.

Important Victim Contacts:

Office of the District Attorney
Victim Assistance Coordinator
Tel. (985) 785-4075

Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations
Tel. (225) 925-4437
Toll Free (888) 684-2846

Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System
Toll Free (866) 528-6748

Department of Corrections Crime Victims Services Bureau
P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Tel. (225) 342-6223
Toll free (888) 342-6110

15045 LA 18 (River Road)
Hahnville, LA  70057
The Victims Assistance Division is located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Office: 985.785.4075
Fax: 985.783.2728