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This category is about minors who are in criminal proceedings, or dealing with discipline in school, including getting advocates and support. It can cover issues of detention, special sentencing, standards of treatment, and the possibility of the death penalty. This might also be called juvenile delinquency.
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is a nonprofit law office that stands with kids in the justice system no matter what. LCCR provides holistic legal defense to address children’s needs both inside and outside the courtroom. And we tackle the systemic issues that criminalize mostly poor, Black youth in the first place. Our goal is to keep kids out of a harmful system so that they can thrive where they belong: at home, at school, and in our communities.