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Terrence Enters a New World
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.
Abolishing Juvenile Life Without Parole
Louis Gibson isn’t taking his second chance for granted. After being sentenced as a child to die in prison, he’s living a life he didn’t think was possible just a few years ago.
Rickey's New Path
“Rickey” is an awesome 13-year-old who aspires to write rhymes and study art. But a mother struggling with addiction gave him little stability at home and even less adult supervision. At age 10, he started acting out at school and getting suspended. And with more free time on his hands, he began stealing things. Subconsciously, […]
East Baton Rouge Residents Challenge Use of Police K9s Against Kids
Tamekia Williams’ son still has nightmares from his encounter with the Baton Rouge Police Department last year.
FY 2020: What Your Support Made Possible this Year
LCCR’s fiscal year came to a close on June 30. Here’s a glimpse at what your support helped accomplish. We’re on the front lines every day, protecting the rights of young people impacted by the justice system: Standing With Kids. LCCR attorneys defended the rights of 534 children in Orleans Parish courtrooms this past year. […]
#FreeOurYouth from Louisiana's Juvenile Prisons During the COVID-19 Crisis
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 […]
Demand Justice for Tre'mall!
Four months after a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy shot 8th grader Tre’mall McGee in the back, no officer has been held accountable – but Tre’mall has been charged with resisting arrest. Tell the Sheriff and District Attorney that we need accountability and transparency NOW!
Darnell's Moment of Crisis
In April, one of our new clients, “Darnell,” suffered a mental health crisis while his family was under COVID-19 quarantine. Darnell’s mom wanted to get him help, but was too afraid to call 911. As we’re all acutely aware, police involvement can often turn deadly for Black people, and the risk only increases for those […]
Take Action on Juvenile Justice Rollbacks!
State lawmakers are considering a number of dangerous laws at a time when the public cannot fully participate in the democratic process.
Tell Governor Edwards to #FreeOurYouth!
Over two dozen children in Louisiana's juvenile prisons have tested positive for COVID-19 and still the state has failed to act.