Louisiana Youth Justice Campaign 2017

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 2017 priority issues and the outcomes we achieved are detailed below.  For a quick overview of our campaign agenda, you can download our 2017 legislative fact-sheet.

LPA Rally - 2Young4Life

2017 Legislative Efforts

In 2017, we introduced legislation to protect children in the juvenile justice system, and those hoping to put it behind them, to mixed results.

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Juvenile Life Without Parole

Louisiana sentences more children to death in prison, per capita, than any other state. It's time we allow children serving life sentences an opportunity for parole.

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