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Louisiana Juvenile Expungements in a Nutshell
- You must be 17 years or older before you can even apply for an expungement of a juvenile record
- Juvenile arrests may be expunged if they did not result in an “adjudication” (i.e., conviction by guilty plea or trial)
- Misdemeanor adjudication records may be expunged if it has been more than 2 years since you satisfied the most recent judgment against you
- Adjudication for certain felonies (those other than murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, armed robbery and sex crimes) might be expungeable if more than 5 years have passed since satisfaction of your last judgment
Special procedures for the expungement of adjudications involving human trafficking victims are set forth in Article 923 of the Louisiana Children’s Code.
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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children is a statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana has three key program objectives: to reduce the number of children in secure care and abolish unconstitutional conditions of confinement by improving or, when necessary, shutting down institutions that continue to inhumanely treat children; to expand evidence-based alternatives to incarceration and detention for youth; and to build the power of those most impacted by the juvenile justice system.
Youth Empowerment Project operates the Community Reintegration Program for juvenile offenders returning from detention facilities, and remains the only juvenile re-entry program in the New Orleans region.
Juvenile Regional Services provides high-quality, zealous, holistic, team-based legal representation to indigent youth in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana juvenile justice system.
The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive services, and community-based participatory research.
The Louisiana Justice Institute is a nonprofit, civil rights legal advocacy organization, devoted to fostering social justice campaigns across Louisiana for communities of color and for impoverished communities.
The Praxis Project is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems.
The Louis A. Martinet Legal Society was formed to combat the racial injustices and inequalities that existed in the 1950’s. It was during this tumultuous time that Jim Crow dominated every aspect of African-American life and African-American attorneys were barred from participating in the mainstream of the nation’s legal profession. They organized not only for professional support, but to focus their skills and training to combat Jim Crow not just in the streets, but in the courtrooms as well.
The mission of Silence is Violence is to call upon both citizens and public officials to achieve a safe New Orleans across all communities. It engages youth in positive expression and actions to counter the culture of violence. It demands respect for every life, and justice for every citizen in our city.
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice is dedicated to organizing workers across race and industry to build the power and participation of workers and communities. They organize day laborers, guestworkers, and homeless residents to build movement for dignity and rights in the post-Katrina landscape.
Voice of the Ex-Offendeer (VOTE.NOLA) is a grassroots, membership based organization founded and run by Formerly Incarcerated Persons in partnership with allies dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against of FIPs.
Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status.
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) is a nonprofit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and Mississippi, and assists them with their transition into the free world upon their release.
Resurrection After Exoneration promotes reform-minded leadership among those who have been imprisoned by assisting them during their transition process to ensure a successful reentry, and by empowering exonerees to confront and reform the system that victimized them.