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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.
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.
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.
Come Celebrate With Us!
Join us on Thursday, March 24th at our annual benefit event -- the Celebration for Children’s Rights -- as we celebrate our successes and come together to make Louisiana a better place for all children. We will also be presenting our Calogero Champion of Justice Award to Troi Bechet, Founder & CEO of the Center for Restorative Approaches, for her incredible impact on youth justice in New Orleans.
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.
Exceptional, But Not the Exception
Chantell was celebrating her birthday when she received the only gift she really wanted: news that her husband, Terrance Simon, was finally coming home.
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.
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.
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