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November 01, 2014

Donaldsonville District (DVD)

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  • 10115 Frontage Road
  • St. James, LA 70086
  • P:225-474-2020
  • F:225-474-2050

District Administrator: : Anthony “Tony” Simon

Parishes Represented

  • Ascension (Donaldsonville)
  • Assumption (Convent)
  • St. James (Napoleonville)
  • St. John the Baptist (Edgard)

Office Hours

Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday- Friday)

In addition, DVD has designated times and sites where agents are offsite for offender contacts and other services to the public as follows:

Ascension Parish offsite hours: 1st Monday & 1st Tuesday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Ascension Mental Health Center in Gonzales, LA.

Assumption Parish and St. James Parish Extended Hours: Every 1st Monday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the District Office for those offenders who work day shifts.

St. John Parish offsite hours: Every 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Acuri Center in LaPlace, LA.

Driving Directions

From Baton Rouge: Take I-10 east towards New Orleans. Exit Donaldsonville/Sorrento exit; follow signs to Sunshine Bridge (approximately 8 miles from exit). As you cross Sunshine Bridge to the west side of the Mississippi River, the office is directly adjacent to bridge on LA 18 service road. Directional signs at the west side of the Sunshine Bridge guide visitors to the office.

From New Orleans: Take I-10 west towards Baton Rouge. Exit Donaldsonville/Sorrento exit; follow signs to Sunshine Bridge (approximately 8 miles from exit). As you cross Sunshine Bridge to the west side of the Mississippi River, the office is directly adjacent to bridge on LA 18 service road. Directional signs at the west side of the Sunshine Bridge guide visitors to the office.

Staff Information

The staff consists of the District Administrator, three agent supervisors, one Administrative Program Manager, 16 agent positions, and two Investigative Specialists for a total of 23 employees.

Demographics/ Stats

There are currently 2200 probation and parole cases under the supervision of this office, including more than 50 sex offender cases.

Special Community Projects

This office regularly assists with activities in the communities we serve, and provides public information to local schools in our area.  We also are active DVD-School-Kids[1]in providing community service opportunities in the local community for offenders under our supervision.

We partner with local law enforcement agencies in times of need, such as in 2012 when DVD staff assisted in community policing efforts for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office and the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office in the aftermath of Hurricane Issac.  In quieter times, we assist local volunteer groups with various functions such as the Bonfire Festival in St. James Parish and local Council on Aging Programs.

DVD has begun initial planning with the St. John District Attorney’s Office in Edgard, Louisiana to develop a local coalition to reduce recidivism and foster reentry efforts in that area, and will work toward full implementation over the 14-15 fiscal year. 

DVD-Balloon-Release1[1]We co-host an annual National Crime Victims Week observance in April of every year in our local communities that gives victims the support that they need to make themselves and their families whole.

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