More than 200 kids are currently being held in Louisiana’s juvenile prisons, separated from loved ones. Over 80% of these kids are Black.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen throughout the country, prison facilities have proved especially vulnerable to outbreak. Louisiana’s Office of Juvenile Justice, in particular, has been failing the children in its care, needlessly putting their health and safety at risk. Thus far, it’s response to the pandemic has been to:
What has it started to do?
The situation has gotten so out of hand that OJJ’s own staff have begun quitting due to their own concerns about the virus.
This cannot continue. Not while the virus is surging once again in Louisiana. The safety of our kids in OJJ’s facilities is just too important.
Join us in our campaign to #FreeOurYouth from Louisiana’s juvenile prisons before COVID’s second wave gets any worse.
Donate today to help us raise $10,000 to support litigation seeking the return, via furlough or outright release, of individual children being held in these dangerous facilities during this time of crisis. Your support could make a major difference in our efforts to return these kids safely home.
Together, let’s #FreeOurYouth.