SERVICES


Child Support


The District Attorney’s office enforces child support orders of the Civil District Court and the Juvenile Court in Rapides Parish through its Child Support Enforcement Division.

The DA’s office and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services perform support services through a cooperative endeavor agreement.

Services are available for applicants who receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); IV-E cases (foster care cases in which the child received or may have been eligible for AFDC when they were judicially removed from the home); and Medicaid (non-IV-E and non-AFDC cases).

The same services are also available with a $25 fee to applicants who are not on any of the above forms of assistance. 
Additionally, a non-resident applicant who applies for services through the IV-D agency in their state is also eligible for assistance from the Louisiana IV-D Program.

There are five major IV-D program functions:
  1. Locating absent parents
  2. Establishing paternity
  3. Establishing child support obligations, including medical support and other special needs
  4. Collecting and distributing support payments, including spousal support in conjunction with child support orders
  5. Enforcing support obligations, including medical and spousal
 
If you are a custodial parent or guardian and need assistance with establishing paternity of a minor child, establishing an order of support, or enforcing an existing order, you can find more information by clicking here.

If the District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the enforcement of your case, and you have a Louisiana Automated Support Enforcement System (LASES) number, call 1-888-524-3578 or 318-442-9200 for more information.  The State Call Center can provide recent activity on your child support case.  If you need to speak with your caseworker, an email will be sent to them and they will respond by telephone within 24-48 hours.

If it is important that you speak with someone in person regarding your case, then please visit the Child Support Enforcement Division located in the District Attorney Annex Building (921 Ninth St., Alexandria) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

Documents you may have to provide for copying include:
  • Medicaid card for child or a $25 application fee
  • Insurance or other medical cards
  • Birth certificate (full sheet only)
  • Social Security cards for you and children
  • Your current picture ID
  • Your last two paycheck stubs
  • Child care statement (if applicable)
  • Civil orders (signed by judge), including child support, custody, paternity and divorce (include marriage certificate)

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PHILLIP TERRELL


You could say Phillip Terrell grew up in the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office. Terrell’s father, Jesse “Pete” Terrell, was

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PRESS RELEASE

Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell announces felony convictions. On June 14, 2018, Spencer Joe James Echols stood before Judge Harry F. Randow, Ad Hoc, and pleaded guilty to the offenses of Second Degree Rape and Attempted Murder 2. Echols was sentenced to 30 years at hard labor for the offense of Second Degree Rape, and 15 years at hard labor for the offense of Attempted Murder 2. Both sentences are to be served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. In addition, Echols must register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Assistant District Attorney John Giordano prosecuted the case for the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office.

PRESS RELASE

On May 11, 2018, Judge Harry F. Randow, Ad Hoc, sentenced Kendrick Treman Davis to 20 years at hard labor for the offense of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence; 20 years at hard labor for the offense of Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS I (Heroin), with the first 10 years to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence; 10 years at hard labor for the offense of Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II (Fentanyl); and five years at hard labor for the offense of Negligent Homicide. Davis received the maximum sentences allowed by law for the offenses of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II (Fentanyl), and Negligent Homicide. All sentences are to be served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. After a request from the mother of the victim in the victim impact statement, the Court also ordered Davis to undergo a substance abuse evaluation while in the custody of the Department of Corrections and receive any necessary treatment programs. Davis pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on May 9, 2018. Assistant District Attorney Brian D. Mosley prosecuted this case for the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office. This case arose out of the prosecution of Davis in conjunction with an overdose death attributable to Fentanyl.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, with the theme “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.” Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell and his office were proud sponsors of the Fifth Annual Victims Rights Parade held Saturday, April 7, 2018. As part of the commemoration of this year’s Victims’ Rights Week, our own Assistant District Attorney Numa V. Metoyer, III was a speaker at the event. The Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office is committed to providing services and support to all crime victims through our Victim Assistance Program. This program is designed to assist victims and families through the justice process by providing information, answering questions and helping with problems arising as a result of the crime. The leaders of our Victim Assistance Program are Melanie Millet and Clifford Gaitlin.

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