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Teens Are Being Sent to Louisiana’s Angola Prison and Held on Its Former Death Row
Many children in the juvenile justice system are survivors of violence and often have significant mental health needs. These children do not need more punishment; they need professional care and support. Most importantly, they need those around them to make clear that they see their potential for a bright future. This is not only what the law […]
Everyday Violence Against Children
The criminal punishment system targets poor children and children of color for the harshest treatment without addressing the root causes of crime. Malcolm Lloyd, a former juvenile investigator for the Orleans Public Defenders office writes a powerful piece on the modern history of the juvenile justice system and how it has failed our children, and […]
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.
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