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.
Jalen’s Wrongful Arrest
Just before coronavirus struck last spring, “Jalen” was arrested for a carjacking. Too often, people equate arrest with guilt. But in poorer communities of color, just about anyone can get arrested—even children. This was one of those cases.
What is Restorative Justice?
The justice system normally attempts accountability through prosecution, conviction, and incarceration. However, there’s a way to hold kids accountable and provide healing without causing further harm. It’s called restorative justice.
David’s Reunion with Family
"David" thought his parents had died. Nearly four decades into a juvenile life sentence, he had lost all contact. His LCCR mitigation specialist, Tim, sought to fix that.
Welcome to Our New Website!
We’ve got a fresh logo, an updated website, and a clearer mission and vision to guide us through the end of 2020 and beyond.
Three LCCR Alumni Vying to Reshape New Orleans' Judiciary
An unprecedented number of current and former public defenders are on the ballot this year.
Three LCCR Alumni Vying to Reshape New Orleans' Judiciary
The election on November 3 will be unlike any New Orleans residents have seen before. An unprecedented number of current and former public defenders are on the ballot vying for judicial seats. These positions are often filled by prosecutors, which unfortunately means that few judges have worked with defendants or have witnessed firsthand their experiences […]
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