#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.
Over a Dozen Children in State Custody Test Positive
Louisiana's cases in juvenile prisons top the nation, by far.
Orleans Parish Juvenile Court is Closed. Here's What Clients & Families Need to Know.
Information is rapidly changing, but we want to share with you what we know, what we’re doing, and who you can reach out to with questions and concerns.
Community Resources Available During Crisis
Our social workers compiled information on resources available to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Demands to Protect Incarcerated Children During COVID-19 Pandemic
We are demanding immediate action to avoid a public health crisis in Louisiana's juvenile jails and prisons.
Taron Breaks Free from his Negative Spiral
At the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, we understand that juvenile arrest can be symptomatic of greater issues going in the child’s life. That’s why we listen. We learn. And we help. When we first met “Taron” in March 2019, he was a high school sophomore struggling with untreated mental illness. He would lash out […]