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Under strain, Lafayette reboots criminal justice workgroup

The CJCC’s rebirth is coming at a crucial time, as Lafayette grapples with an all-time high murder rate, an overcrowded jail that has police officers and arrestees sitting for hours as they await booking in the parish jail, and new state laws likely to put more pressure on a financially strapped court system. 

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Link to Louisiana might tap into state savings to build more juvenile correctional facilities (opens in new window)

Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, filed legislation this week to allow lawmakers to withdraw up to $400 million from Louisiana’s Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund before July 1, 2025. Juvenile justice campuses would be prioritized if they tap into the money, said House Speaker Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, and state Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro.

Source: LA Illuminator

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What makes a fair settlement?

Having an attorney who is experienced in a court of law and in discovery depositions can make a huge difference in your case.

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