Shawn’s re-entry after three years in juvenile prison
When Shawn came home from juvenile prison this past August, he was ready to get back to being a normal teenager. He had spent the last three years preparing for his second chance, but the outside world wasn't ready for his return. Kids released from incarceration frequently aren't supported with their re-entry. This gap in services sets them up for failure and creates a revolving door of incarceration. This is where our client services team steps in to help.
Statement on Rampant Abuses at Ware Youth Center
The New York Times recently released an investigative report on the systemic failures and ignored abuse running rampant within Ware Youth Center – which has led to a surge in suicide attempts amongst incarcerated children. Governor Edwards has since announced he will request an investigation from the State Inspector General. The violence and abuse at […]
How Kentrell battled back from being on the street
We met “Kentrell” as an 11th grader who was completely on his own. Some poor choices led him to be arrested. His father then kicked him out of the house and no other family member would take him in. Here's how we helped.
Learning Interrupted: A Virtual Panel Discussion About the Educational Crisis in Louisiana’s Secure Care Facilities
Please join LCCR on Thursday, October 20 @ 6pm CST via Zoom for a solutions-oriented panel discussion about our latest report on the educational failures in Louisiana’s juvenile prisons—and where we go from here. RSVP today!
LCCR LEADERSHIP RESTRUCTURING
For 25 years, the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights has fought to keep children out of the criminal legal system so they can thrive in their own homes and communities. Our current work began when the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and Juvenile Regional Services joined forces and resources to continue their policy advocacy 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.
2022 Louisiana Legislative Session: Impact on Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights
On July 7, LCCR and our friends at the Power Coalition for Equity & Justice are coming together to discuss the 2022 Louisiana legislative session. We'll be sharing key legislative victories in juvenile justice, criminal justice, and voting rights, and how they’ll affect you and your community.
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!
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