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November 16, 2017
At an event last week, Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart threatened a group of at-risk youth with prosecution in the adult justice system. Read... Read more >
November 17, 2017
Every day, we see that impoverished black children often do not receive the benefit of the doubt in the eyes of the law. This is... Read more >
November 2, 2017
While juvenile life without parole sentences should be "rare and uncommon," Louisiana prosecutors are pursuing them in one-third of cases that are eligible for resentencing. Read more >
October 17, 2017
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is inviting social justice-minded lawyers to join our Calogero Society for Youth Justice. The Society honors former Chief Justice... 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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