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.
Solitary Confinement and Children: How Reporting on One Louisiana Juvenile Prison Brought to Light this Harmful Practice and Led to a Push for Abolition
In March, a horrifying article was published detailing the deplorable conditions of a secretly-operated juvenile prison in St. Martinville, where children were being kept in round-the-clock solitary. Join us on Monday, April 18 from 5:00-6:00pm CST for a Zoom panel discussion. We'll explore the history and usage of solitary confinement in the United States, how it continues to harm children today, and what's being done to abolish this practice. RSVP today!
An Incredible Night for a Celebration
What an amazing night! On March 24, we welcomed nearly 200 guests to our annual Celebration for Children’s Rights. What’s more, we raised an incredible $81,000 to fund our work with children in the juvenile legal system. We can think of no better way to spend a beautiful spring evening than to come together with so many of our friends and supporters. Thank you for joining us and making this a Celebration to remember!
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.
What We Can Do Now to Reduce Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Crime is a pressing topic in New Orleans right now. There are two approaches we could adopt right now to help us better respond to and reduce juvenile crime? Join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:00-6:15pm CST for a Zoom panel discussion. We'll explore restorative justice and credible messenger mentoring as two means for reducing harm and producing better results--much to the benefit of public safety and our community as a whole.
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.
How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Impacting Special Education Access.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools around the country to close in March 2020, children incarcerated in secure care facilities in Louisiana were left without any educational services for months. Many of LCCR’s clients were affected by this crisis, and they experienced significant learning loss and isolation as a result of educational gaps.  Students with […]
Preston’s unjust rearrest, and his ultimate return home
Just before the pandemic struck, "Preston" was arrested on a pretty serious charge. The court offered him a chance to go home if he participated in a therapeutic program. He readily agreed. But when COVID struck, the program was abruptly canceled, leading Preston to be unjustly rearrested. Here's how we helped.
A New Life for Joseph
Earlier this year, LCCR's East Baton Rouge team met “Joseph,” a 13-year-old boy who was arrested in 2020 for stealing a car. He was incredibly unhappy and trying to run away from his foster home. Here's how we helped him get a new life outside the justice system.
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.
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