Juvenile Division

The Desoto Parish District Attorney’s Juvenile division serves to protect the public and to protect children. All juvenile maters are sealed and cannot be revealed to the public. The Juvenile Division is responsible for prosecuting crimes committed by children (17 years of age and younger). Additionally, it pursues cases of Child Abuse and Neglect and Children in Need of Care cases.

The juvenile Division is presided over by Judge Amy McCartney, in Division ”A”.

The juvenile prosecutor is Kenneth Haines.

The Juvenile Case Manager is Mary Foster.


The Local Agency Compensated Enforcement program, or “L.A.C.E.”, became a part of Louisiana law enforcement in the 1980s after the Louisiana State Police severely suffered from a lack of state funding.

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Traffic Diversion Program

The Desoto District Attorney’s Office has teamed with the Louisiana State Police and Mansfield Police Department to provide additional enforcement in areas of the parish that show high crash or high violation volume.

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Payment Portal

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