Child Welfare

Treated Like Trash: Juvenile Detention in New Orleans Before, During, and After Hurricane Katrina, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, 2006
This report discusses the background of the New Orleans juvenile justice system and how Hurricane Katrina exposed its neglect of children.  While storm waters were rising, incarcerated juveniles were trapped in their cells—no way out, no food.  When they were finally rescued, days after the storm hit, their situation hardly improved.