PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
The judges of Jefferson
Parish Juvenile Court announced today that Judge Andrea Price
Janzen will serve a Chief Judge effective January 1, 2005
through December 31, 2006.
Judge Janzen was elected
to Section "B" of Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court in 1996.
Prior to being elected, Janzen had been an Assistant District
Attorney in Jefferson Parish since 1982.
As a prosecutor,
Janzen worked in Juvenile Court from 1983 to 1988, where she
prosecuted thousands of Child Abuse, Delinquency and Child
Support Cases. In 1989, Janzen created the Felony Child Prosecution
Unit of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office. As
Supervisor of that division, she was involved in the prosecution
of hundreds of felony cases involving child victims.
Judge Janzen has
served as President of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and
Family Court Judges, President of the 5 th Circuit Judges
Association, and Vice President of the Fourth and Fifth Circuit
Judges Association. She is a member of the National Association
of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the American Judicature
Society and the Association of Women Judges. She is an a active
member of the Jefferson and Louisiana State Bar Associations.
Judge Janzen holds
a J.D. degree from Loyola University Law School and a B.A.
in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans.
She is married to Dr. William Janzen and they are the parents
of two sons, Nicholas and Alex.