Law Review Symposium 2017

The Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
and the Loyola Law Review

Children of Incarcerated Parents: Ending the Cycle of Trauma

October 20, 2017
College of Law, Room 308
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Full Program


The Loyola Law Review was honored to feature Governor John Bel Edwards as the keynote speaker for the Loyola Law Review Symposium. Governor Edwards discussed the Justice Reinvestment Package and the potential impact that those reform efforts may have on the children of incarcerated parents now and in the future.   

The 2017 Loyola Law Review Symposium examined the impact of mass incarceration on the children of incarcerated parents. Two panels of formerly incarcerated individuals, law makers, and community organizers discussed how criminal justice reform efforts can help mitigate the effect of parental incarceration on children in Louisiana. The event also included a presentation by Dr. Anna Smyke of Tulane University School of Medicine discussing the mental health implications of parental incarceration for children. Panelists included State Representative Walt Leger, III, Jonathan Bullington, Richard Webster, Corey Ladd, Fox Rich and her family, Sarah Schirmer, Mary Henderson-Uluho, John Allen, and Dr. Monica Stevens.