Louisiana Prisoner Reentry Initiative
Loyola Law Clinic is continuing its partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana as one of the legal services providers for the Jefferson and St. Tammany Prisoner Re-entry Initiative (LAPRI). Professor Ramona Fernandez, Acting Clinic Director and Clinic Professor for the Children's Rights Section, and Giacomo Castrogiovanni, Clinic Staff Attorney, currently supervise the LAPRI cases. The students in the Children’s Rights Section are actively assisting with the cases. The LAPRI project has served 87 incarcerated or recently released participants. These cases address a variety of issues such as traffic, misdemeanor criminal, child support, and custody. The goal of the program and the students is to help the participants resolve these outstanding legal issues to put them in a better position to successfully re-enter society.