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Shawn’s re-entry after three years in juvenile prison
When Shawn came home from juvenile prison this past August, he was ready to get back to being a normal teenager. He had spent the last three years preparing for his second chance, but the outside world wasn't ready for his return. Kids released from incarceration frequently aren't supported with their re-entry. This gap in services sets them up for failure and creates a revolving door of incarceration. This is where our client services team steps in to help.
How Kentrell battled back from being on the street
We met “Kentrell” as an 11th grader who was completely on his own. Some poor choices led him to be arrested. His father then kicked him out of the house and no other family member would take him in. Here's how we helped.
Learning Interrupted: A Virtual Panel Discussion About the Educational Crisis in Louisiana’s Secure Care Facilities
Please join LCCR on Thursday, October 20 @ 6pm CST via Zoom for a solutions-oriented panel discussion about our latest report on the educational failures in Louisiana’s juvenile prisons—and where we go from here. RSVP today!
FY 2022: What Your Support Made Possible this Year
It's been another huge year for LCCR. We served more than 600 kids between New Orleans and East Baton Rouge, reigned in the state's usage of solitary confinement against children, and exposed the state's opening of a secret juvenile prison. Click here to read all about what your support helped us achieve in FY 2022.
2022 Louisiana Legislative Session: Impact on Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights
On July 7, LCCR and our friends at the Power Coalition for Equity & Justice are coming together to discuss the 2022 Louisiana legislative session. We'll be sharing key legislative victories in juvenile justice, criminal justice, and voting rights, and how they’ll affect you and your community.
How Calvin stopped sinking deeper into the legal system
For months, Calvin struggled meeting his court requirements, which dug him deeper into the justice system. It wasn’t that Calvin wanted more trouble. The problem was, his family had become homeless. Too often, the justice system compounds difficulties on top of difficulties for kids in Calvin’s position. Here's how LCCR helped.
Solitary Confinement and Children: How Reporting on One Louisiana Juvenile Prison Brought to Light this Harmful Practice and Led to a Push for Abolition
In March, a horrifying article was published detailing the deplorable conditions of a secretly-operated juvenile prison in St. Martinville, where children were being kept in round-the-clock solitary. Join us on Monday, April 18 from 5:00-6:00pm CST for a Zoom panel discussion. We'll explore the history and usage of solitary confinement in the United States, how it continues to harm children today, and what's being done to abolish this practice. RSVP today!
An Incredible Night for a Celebration
What an amazing night! On March 24, we welcomed nearly 200 guests to our annual Celebration for Children’s Rights. What’s more, we raised an incredible $81,000 to fund our work with children in the juvenile legal system. We can think of no better way to spend a beautiful spring evening than to come together with so many of our friends and supporters. Thank you for joining us and making this a Celebration to remember!
Introducing LCCR’s 2022 Calogero Champion of Justice Awardee: Troi Bechet
Each year, we present our Pascal Calogero Champion of Justice Award during our Celebration for Children’s Rights to an important individual or organization that has positively impacted the lives of children in the juvenile legal system. We’re pleased to announce Troi Bechet, Founder & CEO of the Center for Restorative Approaches, as this year’s awardee.
What We Can Do Now to Reduce Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Crime is a pressing topic in New Orleans right now. There are two approaches we could adopt right now to help us better respond to and reduce juvenile crime? Join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:00-6:15pm CST for a Zoom panel discussion. We'll explore restorative justice and credible messenger mentoring as two means for reducing harm and producing better results--much to the benefit of public safety and our community as a whole.