Think deeply. Speak gently. Love Much. Laugh A Lot. Work Hard. Give Freely and Be Kind…are words that depict Judge Ree Casey-Jones. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 2000, thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, and was admitted to practice law in 2006.
She was in the practice with her father, Billy R. Casey, before being elected to the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court on December 10, 2016. Her mission is to be a positive role model for all children in every aspect of her life and to administer justice with compassion and integrity for every family and every child.
She is a former volunteer for the Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project where she represented families as an attorney in family court who are unable to afford a private attorney. She was inducted into the Southern University Law Center Judicial Wall of Fame on April 5, 2018. She is the second youngest judge bestowed with this honor. She serves as a Judicial chair for the Louisiana Department of Education, on the Louisiana Judicial Council for the National Bar Association Executive Board and a member of several other Judicial organizations. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Foundation (2008 Inductee), and the Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court (2009 Inductee). She is also an alumni of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Casey-Jones is the presiding judge over the Family Preservation Courts, Child Support, Adoptions and Juvenile Delinquencies matters.
Judge Casey-Jones is a recipient of the Phi Delta Kappa Person of the Year Award in the area of Law and a recipient of the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church/Harry Blake Trailblazer Award, recognized as one of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s 40 Under 40 and a 2016 Athena Award nominee for her volunteer and community service in North Louisiana.
Her civic involvement includes membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She serves on the board of directors for the Cedar Grove Community Development Corporation, the Pearls of Humanity Foundation, and works with organizations such as March of Dimes, Dress for Success and serves on boards for organizations who fight against Domestic Abuse Violence.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Darwin Jones, a Captain with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and a Marine Corps Veteran and their 7-year old son, Dawson Casey Jones. She is also member of Peaceful Rest Baptist Church.