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JUVENILE LITIGATION CLINIC
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
6329 Freret St., Ste. 130
New Orleans, LA 70118
Telephone:       (504) 865-5153
Fax:                 (504) 862-8753
Website:          www.law.tulane.edu/tlsAcademicPrograms/index.aspx?id=4184

 

100% Children’s Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys

 

The Tulane Juvenile Law Clinic is one of seven clinics run by the Tulane University School of Law. Begun in 1980, the Clinic handles up to about 50 children’s law cases each year. 10 law students litigate delinquency and dependency (or abuse and neglect cases) in the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court system. They are supervised by one supervising attorney. Other professionals such as health care professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists are employed by the Clinic on a case by case basis. Clients, which include parents, are referred to the Clinic by the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. The Clinic handles impact litigation. In one recent case, the state was ordered to devise a case plan to be implemented statewide for children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome or effect.

 

 

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL CLINIC
STUART H. SMITH LAW CLINIC AND CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
7214 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 902
New Orleans, LA 70118
Telephone:       (504) 861-5590
Fax:                 (504) 861-5440
Website:          http://www.loyno.edu/lawclinic/law-clinic

 

20% Children’s Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys

 

Clinic students have conducted litigation resulting in fundamental changes in adoption and child in need of care laws in Louisiana. Students are appointed to protect the rights of children and parents in the juvenile justice system. In abuse and neglect cases or delinquency cases, students provide vigorous advocacy at all levels of the judicial system, including the Louisiana Supreme Court.

 

 

CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE UNIT
ACADIANA LEGAL SERVICES
1020 Surrey Street
Lafayette, LA
Telephone:       337 237 4320
E-Mail:            alscalaf@la-law.org
Website:          http://la-law.org/

 

100% Children’s Law (Children in Need of Care Unit)
Does Use Volunteer Attorneys                      

 

Acadiana Legal Services represents children in Children in Need of Care, Families in Need of Supervision, Parental Rights Termination, and Child Abuse and Neglect Cases. The office also handles special education cases as well as school disciplinary proceedings.

 

 

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROJECT OF LOUISIANA
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
Telephone:       (504) 522 – 5437
E-mail:          info@jjpl.org
Website:          http://jjpl.org/

 

The Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana’s (JJPL) mission is to transform the state’s juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families, and communities to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive. JJPL monitors Louisiana secure juvenile facilities, advocates for alternatives to incarceration, improves detention standards, and works to eliminate the zero tolerance system that pushes students out of school and into prisons. JJPL utilizes impact litigation, legislative advocacy and community and youth organizing to achieve its goals.