2nd Judicial District - Serving Bienville, Claiborne, and Jackson Parishes


Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn more about us.   As your District Attorney, I consider it a privilege to serve the citizens of the Second Judicial District.

The employees of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office represent the State of Louisiana and the citizens of our District in all criminal matters occurring within our three parish district. Our mission is to see that justice is done by protecting the innocent in our district without regard to race, gender, religion or socioeconomic status.  Our very experienced team of prosecutors and staff work hard every day to enforce the laws of our state and protect you.  While doing so, we will maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity and transparency.

We understand that this office is vital to our community.   While we will vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders, we are also committed to crime prevention by implementing innovative programs to break the cycle of crime for youthful offenders, first-time offenders, mentally ill offenders, and drug addicted offenders.  Our success makes our community a safer place to live, work and raise our families.

Every day we look forward to providing you with the very best legal services to protect and strengthen our community and the public bodies within our district that we represent. It is the vision of this office to be an advocate for victims of crime while respecting the rights of the accused. In doing so, we will achieve justice each day.



Daniel W. Newell, District Attorney