Joe Green was sworn into office as District Attorney of Allen Parish on January 11, 2021.
Joe has been married to Reba Powers Green of Oakdale for fifteen years. Reba is the daughter of Charles and Margaret Powers of Oakdale. He and his wife reside in Kinder and are the proud parents of two children, Gillian and Clark. They are members of Kinder Bible Church. Joe’s parents are Joe and Lenez Green, who now reside in Kinder.
Joe graduated from Louisiana College with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Joe subsequently received his law degree from Louisiana State University. After graduation, Joe served as law clerk to Allen Parish District Judge Joel G. Davis (Ret.). He then served as an Assistant District Attorney for Allen Parish for 18 years, beginning in 2002, when he was appointed Assistant District Attorney and then Chief Felony Prosecutor by former District Attorney Doug Hebert, Jr. and continued in that capacity for District Attorney Todd Nesom. As Assistant District Attorney, Joe handled many jury trials involving serious offenses, including murder, sexual assault, child abuse, as well as other felony matters. Prior to being elected District Attorney, Joe also served as Magistrate Judge of the Coushatta Tribal Court, and for several years, he was an adjunct instructor of Criminal Law and Judicial Procedure at SOWELA College in Lake Charles.
As District Attorney, Joe strives to focus on victims, our youth and drug addiction. It is the goal of this office to seek justice for victims of crime and to vigorously prosecute those who would victimize others, especially children. Of particular concern to Joe are the needs and challenges of the youth of Allen Parish. Joe seeks to be proactive in developing prevention programs and allocating resources to prevent tomorrow’s criminal behavior today. Joe’s experience as a prosecutor has made him keenly aware of the effects of drug addiction on our communities. As District Attorney, Joe seeks to use all available resources to give those with drug addictions the chance for a productive life, including intervention programs, referral to rehabilitation and the Allen Parish Drug Court. In that same effort, drug dealers, those who would profit from getting our citizens addicted to drugs, are to be held accountable. In all of these efforts, Joe’s mission is to be fair and to seek the ends of justice. Joe asks that you join with him as we go forward, Allen Parish families, friends and concerned citizens, as we are all an important part of reducing criminal activity in Allen Parish and making our communities a better place to live, work and raise our children.