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2005 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 JANUARY 7, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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