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.

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Raise the Age Louisiana: SB 324

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

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