We are proud to announce that Michele Hale DeShazo has joined Deb Kuchler, Janika Polk, and Monique Weiner as an Equity Partner of Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. Michele has been a part of the firm since its inception in 2009 and is an integral part of the firm’s future. We congratulate Michele on her well-deserved promotion.
In proud partnership with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Kuchler Polk Weiner sponsored the inaugural Campaign for Children’s Rights public education series in March 2021. With KPW’s support, the Campaign hosted 220 guests to openly discuss and brainstorm different topics for rethinking and reshaping Louisiana’s justice system into one that heals rather than harms, no longer targets children of color, and ultimately treats kids like kids.
The Campaign included lively online public discussions led by esteemed panelists, centering on topics such as Ending the Criminalization of Black Youth, Changing Our Lens: Building Kids Up, Not Breaking them Down, Rethinking our Response to Adolescent Behavior, and All Children are Redeemable: Abolishing Juvenile Life Without Parole.
In addition to the discussions, KPW’s support allowed the Center for Children’s Rights to raise nearly $43,000, which will greatly support the Center’s work to help kids connect with the resources they need to leave the justice system behind for good, to advance policing that treats kids like kids—not adults, and ultimately to end the needless and unwarranted criminalization of Black youth.
For more information on the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights or to donate, please click here.