Louisiana Youth Justice Campaign 2016

We believe in a juvenile justice system that is safe, smart, cost-effective, and fair — a system that uses community supports to help children grow and thrive; prepares them for a future of real opportunity; and holds them accountable in age-appropriate settings.

Our priority issues for 2016 are detailed below.  For a quick overview of our campaign agenda, you can download our 2016 legislative fact-sheet, or read our juvenile justice policy recommendations from the Louisiana Platform for Children.


Raise the Age Louisiana

Louisiana is one of only nine states that still excludes 17 year olds from the juvenile justice system for all offenses – even for the most minor, nonviolent misdemeanors.

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