Louisiana

Vera works with government and community partners across the country to advance research, analyze policy, pilot programs, and implement solutions on the ground. Working on nearly 60 projects in 40 states, Vera is committed to developing solutions to the most pressing injustices of our day. This page encompasses all of Vera’s work in Louisiana, and any related news coverage.

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A Piece of the Puzzle

State Financial Aid for Incarcerated Students

Postsecondary education in prison puts people on a path toward a brighter future by disrupting the cycle of poverty and incarceration. But it has not been offered at scale due to the numerous barriers—including the 1994 ban on Pell Grants to people in prison—that prevent students and postsecondary institutions from accessing state and federal fundi ...

Publication
  • Lauren Hobby, Brian Walsh, Ruth Delaney
July 11, 2019
Publication

Using Diversion to Leverage Justice System Reform

Ending Felony Prostitution Filings in New Orleans

In New Orleans, people arrested for prostitution should have the opportunity to be diverted.  Until recently, however, most were arrested and charged with state misdemeanor or felony prostitution, making them unable to access social services and other assistance through Crossroads, our municipal court prostitution diversion program. In 2014, Women ...

Blog Post
  • Corinna Yazbek
    Corinna Yazbek
October 09, 2017
Blog Post