The cost of a sentence has a huge impact on a judge’s ruling and is often used by the advocacy group to expose inefficiencies in the system. However calculating and comparing different expenditures is a tedious and arduous task that many attorneys and advocates simply do not have time for. The organization thus applied to Hack4Impact for help building a juvenile sentence cost calculator
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights is a non-profit that defends the right of every Louisiana child to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. It is the only specialized juvenile defense law office in the country and houses the Louisiana Children’s Advocacy Group that advocates for a more fair and compassionate juvenile justice system.
You can find a link to their website here.
Hopefully the product can make it easier for lawyers and advocates to calculate sentence costs used in defending the rights of children and improving the juvenile justice system.