On June 10, 2021 Governor Edwards signed House Bill 216 in to law! HB216 eliminates fees and taxes in the juvenile court system and takes Louisiana one step closer to #DebtFreeJustice. This bill ends racialized wealth extraction from some of Louisiana’s most vulnerable families and makes Louisiana the first state in the South to eliminate all juvenile fees.
We could not have gotten this legislation passed without our many partners, including Representative Royce Duplessis, LCCR, Stand for Children, and UC Berkeley Law PAC. We especially want to thank everyone who took the time to contact their representatives. A final big thanks to the whole Ubuntu team!