What are “juvenile lifers,” and what is their connection to the work of Louisiana Parole Project?
Are “juvenile lifers” any different from the rest of the incarcerated population?
The court considered this evidence when it recognized juvenile lifers are capable of change as they mature.
How did the U. S. Supreme Court decision affect Louisiana Law?
This Act provides parole eligibility to those whose crimes were committed before the age of 18 and were sentenced to life. At a parole hearing, they are given an opportunity to establish their rehabilitation. Going forward, it also prohibits life without parole for juveniles convicted of second-degree murder by providing parole eligibility after serving 25 years.
Does the Louisiana Parole Project work with other populations?
What kind of reentry program does Louisiana Parole Project offer?
Reorientation – clients become acclimated to life in the community through our intensive residential orientation program where they are prepared for the immediate challenges.
Step-down Transition – clients are placed in high-quality residential programs and halfway homes. Under the guidance of their coach, clients begin to practice their newly acquired skills.
Guided Community Reentry – LPP works closely with our partners to ensure our participants have obtained secure employment that pays a living wage. We make sure that the client is satisfactorily prepared to relocate before leaving our program and transitioning to their long-term residence.
What kind of skills do clients acquire in Parole Project’s reentry program?
Who is eligible for Parole Project services?
Does Louisiana Parole Project provide legal assistance?
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