Ryan Hill
Preston’s unjust rearrest, and his ultimate return home
Just before the pandemic struck, "Preston" was arrested on a pretty serious charge. The court offered him a chance to go home if he participated in a therapeutic program. He readily agreed. But when COVID struck, the program was abruptly canceled, leading Preston to be unjustly rearrested. Here's how we helped.
A New Life for Joseph
Earlier this year, LCCR's East Baton Rouge team met “Joseph,” a 13-year-old boy who was arrested in 2020 for stealing a car. He was incredibly unhappy and trying to run away from his foster home. Here's how we helped him get a new life outside the justice system.
FY 2021: What Your Support Made Possible this Year
LCCR’s fiscal year came to a close on June 30. Here’s a quick look at what your support helped accomplish during this especially challenging pandemic year.
After 23 Years, Terrence is Finally Free
23 years ago, 15-year-old Terrence King was sentenced to die in prison. Yesterday, he walked out of the same courthouse as a free man, ending a long and tragic journey.
Jalen’s Wrongful Arrest
Just before coronavirus struck last spring, “Jalen” was arrested for a carjacking. Too often, people equate arrest with guilt. But in poorer communities of color, just about anyone can get arrested—even children. This was one of those cases.
What is Restorative Justice?
The justice system normally attempts accountability through prosecution, conviction, and incarceration. However, there’s a way to hold kids accountable and provide healing without causing further harm. It’s called restorative justice.
David’s Reunion with Family
"David" thought his parents had died. Nearly four decades into a juvenile life sentence, he had lost all contact. His LCCR mitigation specialist, Tim, sought to fix that.