State Rep. Duplessis Introduces Debt Free Justice Legislation for Louisiana’s Juveniles

April 16, 2021

State Representative Royce Duplessis was adamant on changing what he considered “bad policy” when he drafted HB 216, known in juvenile justice circles as the “Debt Free Justice” legislation. If passed, it would eliminate all administrative fees, costs and taxes levied on juvenile offenders statewide. The legislation does not do away with punitive fines or […]


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