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 […]
Rickey's New Path
Rickey was barely 10 years old when the police first put him in handcuffs.
Rickey's New Path
“Rickey” is an awesome 13-year-old who aspires to write rhymes and study art. But a mother struggling with addiction gave him little stability at home and even less adult supervision. At age 10, he started acting out at school and getting suspended. And with more free time on his hands, he began stealing things. Subconsciously, […]
East Baton Rouge Residents Challenge Use of Police K9s Against Kids
Tamekia Williams’ son still has nightmares from his encounter with the Baton Rouge Police Department last year.
Celebrating three big wins in the fight for children's rights!
2020 has been a tough year in so many ways, but we still have a lot to celebrate in the fight for children’s rights! Three important laws, including the long-awaited Raise the Age Act, take effect this summer to help kids thrive and protect them from the dangers and long-term consequences of incarceration. This progress […]
FY 2020: 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 534 children in Orleans Parish courtrooms this past year. […]
#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!