ALAS trains educators to connect undocumented
students with legal representation and advocate
for students to remain in schools instead of being
in jail during the pre-trial period.

ALAS trains educators to connect undocumented
students with legal representation and advocate
for students to remain in schools instead of being
in jail during the pre-trial period.

ALAS trains educators to connect undocumented
students with legal representation and advocate
for students to remain in schools instead of being
in jail during the pre-trial period.

What We Do.

ALAS trains educators with trauma-informed approaches to: 

1) connect undocumented students with legal representation.  

2) write mitigation letters to criminal court judges. 

why we do it.

There are over 1,100 student arrests in Orleans Parish yearly. Those who can’t afford bond wait in jail for a minimum of 2 months and maximum of 2  years before trial. This increases trauma, drop-out rates and recidivism. 

74% of all high school graduates continue to higher ed. 0% of undocumented high school graduates advance. Undocumented students do not qualify for federal financial aid or in-state tuition rates. 2,400 students in Orleans Parish are English Language Learners. 

So far, ALAS has supported over 500 students. 

7,500 Orleans Parish students need our help now.

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Half of OPSB schools have inquired about ALAS training.

How we triumph

A Community of Support for court involved youth

Keeping Youth In School

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Pairing Youth With Attorneys

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Training Educators How To Help

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New Orleans, LA
+123 456 7896

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