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.




December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.

October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE