Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services)

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services) was founded in October of 2006, in response to the collapse of the New Orleans justice system after Hurricane Katrina. The LCCR is the children’s public defender in New Orleans, providing a youth advocate, a social worker, an attorney, and an investigator to cases. The LCCR also provides professional development, training services, and presentations on topics ranging from juvenile defense practice to criminal law to systemic juvenile justice reform to youth development.