Defending Children

Defending Children

LCCR defends the rights and dignity of young people in Louisiana’s juvenile justice system by providing holistic, skilled, and client-directed legal representation; leadership in juvenile defense reform; and training and practice resources for public defenders.

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Children’s Defense Team

The Children’s Defense Team is New Orleans’ juvenile public defender, providing holistic, cross-disciplinary advocacy to help young people achieve legal and life success in more than 1200 cases each year.

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The Second Chances Project

We bring the promise of release, and defend the right to counsel, for hundreds of young people who languish in Louisiana’s secure custody facilities without real access to the courts.

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