Delays, lack of transparency in the juvenile justice system are wreaking havoc on families

It was on a late spring day when Amanda Schroeder finally received the report she had been hoping for.

A student she’d been working with as a social worker for the nonprofit Communities in Schools had successfully passed the 7th grade. Normally, this wouldn’t be a particularly remarkable moment, but this child’s situation was anything but ordinary.

The student, who Gambit is not naming because of age and privacy laws, had earlier that school year spent a month wrapped up in New Orleans’ juvenile justice system, an experience that had left the 13-year-old so traumatized it threatened to derail the rest of his life.

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Posted by Sydney Walkeron July 11, 2023and categorized as Awards, Client Story, Events, Featured, News, Reports, Uncategorized