Fairness, Dignity, and Opportunity for all of Louisiana’s Children
Adult Crime, Adult Time: Practice of housing teen offenders in Orleans Parish Prison concerns a parent (New Orleans Advocate)
December 1, 2014
By Katy Reckdahl Juanita Allen didn’t even have bus fare — she had to walk all the way from her home in the Lower 9th... Read more >
New Orleans city council to Marlin Gusman: Take ‘any and all necessary steps’ to remove juveniles from Orleans Parish Prison (New Orleans Advocate)
November 24, 2014
By Katy Reckdahl In Louisiana, criminal suspects as young as 14, 15 or 16 can be tried as adults for a range of serious and... Read more >
November 17, 2014
Losing a parent is devastating, especially for a young child. John lost his mother when he was 11 years old. After her passing, he packed... Read more >
I can help the most vulnerable population of New Orleans access the best social, educational and community services. This is a chance to work with young people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. No young person should fall into the juvenile justice system – but we can ensure that being system-involved is not the end of the road.
Heather Kindschy, Social Worker
All kids deserve somebody to fight for them.
Jordan McEntyre, Staff Attorney
They give you lawyers when you go to juvenile... And just so happened I got a lawyer called Nelson Bowman and me and him became very close friends…. Me and Bowman just spent time, he would come to my house, see how I was doing, this and that. And then I met Ms. Laura, she was his assistant. And we've just been like a whole family... You'd be surprised how many people be behind you after something like that happens.
Our kids are good kids. And kids who can do well, will do well. We just need to give them the opportunity.
Meghan Garvey, Managing Director
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