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June 8, 2017
The 2017 legislative session has finally come to a close. Our Coalition’s efforts to protect children in the justice system were met with mixed results,... Read more >
April 27, 2017
The Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition is one step closer to abolishing juvenile life without parole in our state! On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate approved a... Read more >
April 17, 2017
Click here to read the op-ed by Judge Miriam Waltzer (retired) in support of eliminating the practice of sentencing children to die in prison. The... Read more >
Duane’s arrest left him confused and scared. He had never had any trouble with the law before. He was a straight-A student who had been working hard to be the first in his family to go to college.
Suddenly, this future he was working so hard toward was thrown into jeopardy. Read more >
“Marshall’s a good kid but just didn’t have enough to do. And he saw that when he acted out, the negative attention he received was still attention.” Read more >
Heather, LCCR Social Worker
“This is what happens when you give a kid a real chance. Making a long-term difference in a child’s life means allowing him the opportunity to learn from his mistakes and do something positive. Our kids will take that opportunity if they have it.” Read more >
Nat, LCCR Investigator
With the help of her LCCR attorney and youth advocate, Imani was able to avoid expulsion. But in doing so, she and her defense team realized that her school just wasn’t the right fit.
With LCCR’s help, Imani was able to enroll in a smaller school that had a strong focus on community. When Imani wasn’t in school, her LCCR youth advocate helped her to find a summer job that ignited her curiosity and motivated her to succeed. Read more >
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