#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.
How We're Working to Bring Children Home During COVID-19
It’s been a month since the COVID-19 crisis upended nearly all of our lives. And LCCR has been fighting harder than ever for the health and safety of children in Louisiana’s justice system. Calling on the Governor – As of right now, Louisiana accounts for a disproportionate amount of all positive COVID-19 cases in juvenile prisons […]
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.
How We're Continuing the Fight
When the COVID-19 crisis began in New Orleans, there were 45 children locked up in the city’s jail, and hundreds more incarcerated throughout the state–all in settings extremely vulnerable to outbreak. Since that moment, LCCR has been working tirelessly to promote the safety and wellbeing of these children, as well as all of the children […]
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.