Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviors used to gain power and control over another person. Abuse can be verbal, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual and/or physical. Domestic Violence is not an isolated, individual event, but a series of controlling and manipulative behaviors used to control the victim. Domestic violence usually escalates over time and can result in serious injury or death.
The District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys are sworn to uphold the laws of the State of Louisiana and to protect the public. Decisions regarding pending cases in the Twenty-First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, including whether to proceed with charges against a defendant, rest solely with the prosecutors of this office.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux and his staff of specially trained and dedicated Domestic Violence assistant district attorneys and staff are here to help. Here is a list of additional resources.