FROM JUVENILE COURT ORLEANS PARISH NO. 2017-00095-01-NA-A,
SECTION "A" Honorable Ernestine S. Gray, Judge
Cannizzaro DISTRICT ATTORNEY
G. Vincent ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Taylor Gray ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY PARISH OF ORLEANS
COUNSEL FOR APPELLANT/STATE OF LOUISIANA
composed of Judge Terri F. Love, Judge Roland L. Belsome,
Judge Daniel L. Dysart, Judge Rosemary Ledet, Judge Regina
Rosemary Ledet, Judge.
appeal, the State seeks review of the juvenile court's
finding that Z.D. is not a child in need of care as to his
father. For the reasons that follow, we find that we lack
appellate jurisdiction and therefore dismiss the State's
OF THE CASE
2, 2017, the State filed a petition, alleging, inter
alia, that Z.D.'s father is incarcerated in Texas
and requesting that Z.D. be adjudicated a child in need of
care as to his father. The matter was then set for adjudication.
At the adjudication hearing, the juvenile court found that
Z.D. was not a child in need of care as to his father. The
juvenile court then set the matter for "case
review" on July 20, 2017. This appeal followed.
330(B) of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure provides
that, "[i]n . . . child in need of care proceedings
pursuant to Title VI . . . an appeal may be taken only after
a judgment of disposition . . . [and] shall include all
errors assigned concerning the adjudication and
disposition." The record in this case does not contain a
judgment of disposition as to Z.D.'s father. Accordingly,
we find that we lack appellate jurisdiction over this case.
foregoing reasons, we dismiss the State's appeal.