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Profile: josh.perry

Josh Perry is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, a nonprofit law center that defends the right of Louisiana's children to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. LCCR's Children's Defense Team, which serves as the juvenile public defender's office in New Orleans, is a 2013 winner of the National Juvenile Defender Center's award for excellence in juvenile defense. Before joining LCCR, Josh was General Counsel and Counsel for Special Litigation at the Orleans Public Defenders, where his work was supported by a Soros U.S. Justice Fellowship. Josh is a member of the Children's Code Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute and a frequent trainer, teacher, and presenter on juvenile justice and criminal law topics. He graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and from Harvard College. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Anna VanCleave, and their daughters Miriam and Alexandra.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.