A message from Penny Douciere

The Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office will provide an open, ethical, and proactive office staffed by professional and courteous employees who will provide prompt, thorough, and dignified service. We will seek justice for victims and defendants while ensuring each timely access to the judicial process. We will prosecute vigorously those charged with valid, provable crimes. We will cooperate and work with other law enforcement agencies to protect our community and improve the criminal justice system.

Latest news

Court News for July 2021

Article posted July 27, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Penny W. Douciere, 5th District Attorney, reported the following pleas taken during a July 21, 2021 court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish, with Hon. Will R. Barham presiding. Assistant District Attorney Molly M. Clement represented the State of Louisiana: TIMOTHY G. CARR entered a plea of guilty to two counts of Molestation […]…

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Court dates postponed due to severe weather.

Article posted February 16, 2021 at 4:57 PM

Due to the severe weather in our area over the next few days the court dates in Franklin, Richland and West Carroll parishes will be postponed. The cancellations will be February 15th through February 19th. Please stay safe and follow DOTD travel warnings.

5th Judicial District Victims Assistance

Article posted July 21, 2020 at 2:45 PM

The S.A.F.E.R (Stop Abusive Family Environments Rural Services) project is a region-wide conversation and partnership established in 2008 to help reduce the impact of the crimes of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in seven rural Northeast Louisiana parishes: Caldwell, Franklin, Morehouse, Richland, West Carroll, East Carroll and Tensas. The project is being […]…

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Fifth Judicial Victim Assistance Program Mission Statement

Article posted June 5, 2020 at 9:31 AM

It is the mission of this program to provide notification, restitution and counseling referrals for the victims of certain enumerated violent/property loss crimes. Our goal is to assist all victims with inquiries as to particular problems.

Office Locations

  • District Attorney Penny Douciere
    PO Box 876 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.6451 • pdouciere@fifthda.org
  • Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office
    6568 Main St, 2nd Flr • Winnsboro, LA 71295
    318.435.3386 • franklin@fifthda.org
    Located in Franklin Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • Richland Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 417 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.3166 • richland@fifthda.org
    Located in Richland Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • West Carroll Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 1209 • Oak Grove, LA 71269
    318.428.3213 • westcarroll@fifthda.org
    Located in West Carroll Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor

Related Links

05thJDA Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy