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 […]
Kendrick's Persistence Pays Off
So many of our young clients do everything they can to put the justice system behind them, but are met with roadblock after roadblock. That was certainly the case for “Kendrick,” who we first met in 2017.  At the time, he was 15 and had just been sentenced to two years in juvenile prison for […]
The Moral of Lynell's Story
At age 13, Lynell has lived through more trauma than most people experience in a lifetime, but has never received the help he needs.
FY 2019: 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 more than 600 children in Orleans Parish courtrooms this […]
Know Your Rights: Curfew Stops
With NOPD strictly enforcing juvenile curfew, it's important that young people understand their rights if they are stopped by the police.