Campaign for Children’s Rights 2021 – Week 4

All Children are Redeemable: Abolishing Juvenile Life Without Parole
Wednesday, March 24 from 5-6pm CST, Zoom panel discussion
Everyone is worth more than the worst thing they’ve ever done. This goes especially for kids, who are incredibly capable of change as they age. And yet, Louisiana continues to sentence more children to die in prison than any other state in the nation. We will examine why this form of sentencing is ineffective, expensive, and unconstitutional, and why the time for abolition is now.

Panelists:

Louis Gibson, Reentry Specialist at the Louisiana Parole Project

Preston Shipp, Senior Policy Counsel at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Shon Williams, Outreach Coordinator at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

Moderated by:

Kristen Rome, LCCR Attorney, Campaign to End the Extreme Sentencing of Youth

Watch the Recording

Click HERE to view the discussion recording. The passcode is k7@KQ7kP

Support This and Future Discussions

We’re aiming to raise $5,000 by the end of the Campaign to help support future discussions like this as well as the efforts of LCCR’s policy team to address the systemic racism that impacts Black children in the justice system every day. If you can, please consider chipping in $10 (or more!).

We wish to thank the following sponsors and top donors for helping make our Campaign for Children’s Rights possible:

Defender of Justice:

Laurie & Paul Sterbcow
Duke Williams

Advocate of Justice:

Baptist Community Ministries // Busenlener/Bougere Fund // Carmen & Kelly Duncan // Lulu & Billy Freiberg // Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC // Hancock Whitney // Jones Walker, LLP // Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC // Sheldon Lykes // Perrier Esquerré Contractors, LLC // Patty & Mike Phleger // Pugh Accardo LLC // ResourceFull Consulting, LLC // Mary & John Turner // Philip Woollam & Tina Freeman

Benefactor of Justice:

Anonymous // Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr. // Kit & Gus Fritchie // Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC // Landis Construction Co., LLC // Sally & Jay Lapeyre // Matt Morrin // Murray Law Firm // Jackie & Bruce Shreves // Miriam & Bruce Waltzer // Sarah & George Villere Young

Fellow of Justice:

Anonymous // Amanda & Ryan Berger // Bonita Day // Degan, Blanchard & Nash // Melanie & Ken Ehrlich // Rien Fertel // Ellinor & Doug Howard // Bonnie & David Riddle // Tatje Insurance & Financial Products, Inc. // Katie & Semmes Walmsley // Peggy Welsh // Cassie & Rob Worley // Alice & Bill Wright // Ellen & Marc Yellin // Elizabeth & Carlos Zervigon

Friend of Justice:

Joseph Bonnett // Mollie Day // Jeanie Donovan // Christina & John Fay // Robert Garon & Robin Levy // Hales Family Fund // Sid & Pamela Hardy // Lisa & John Jeremiah // Jane Kohlmann // Jana Lipman // Michele & Frank Lopiccolo // Becky & Tommy McGoey // Vicki Reed // Karon Reese & Stephen Striffler // Marilu & Sam Robinson // Angele & Greg Romig // Maureen Sheahan & Al Cholger // Whitney Stewart // Angele & Al Thompson // Ann & Shaw Thompson // Jan & Chris White // Jackie & Richard Yancey

We also wish to thank the following for their partnership and steadfast commitment to our kids: