The 14th Judicial District Adult Drug Treatment Court Program is a joint endeavor between the judges of the 14th Judicial District and Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John F. DeRosier. The Honorable David A. Ritchie and the Honorable G. Michael Canaday are the presiding judges over Drug Court. The 14th Judicial District Adult Drug Treatment Court Program was founded by those two judges and Mr. DeRosier in April of 2007.
Drug Court clients are closely monitored by Drug Court team members, and they are subjected to random drug screens and intensive court supervision. Clients also receive therapy and counseling to assist in their rehabilitation. The program is designed to help non-violent drug offenders to get off of drugs and to stay off of them. It also helps clients to obtain education and employment, and to become productive members of society. It is funded and supervised by the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office.