Lawsuit Filed Against Angola Prison Over Unconstitutional and Deficient Medical Care

The Advocacy Center, the ACLU, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll LLC, and the Promise of Justice Initiative filed a lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Angola) alleging that they needlessly suffer from chronic pain, permanent injury, and preventable sickness and death as a result of prison officials’ failure to provide constitutionally adequate medical care.

AC's Friendraising Luncheon & GiveNOLA Campaign - Two Great Successes!

LuncheonOn May 13, 2015, the Advocacy Center held its Sixth Annual Friendraising Luncheon at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. The event, and the GiveNOLA Campaign the week before, raised over $45,000 of much-needed funds to continue our work to protect, empower, and advocate for people with disabilities and seniors throughout Louisiana.

People of AC – Laurie Peller

Photo of Laurie Peller Meet AC Attorney Laurie Peller!

LA Plans Changes to Behavioral Health Service System

The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has announced a major shift in how Medicaid-funded specialized behavioral health services will be provided. Beginning on December 1, 2015 these services will be provided by the Bayou Health managed care companies that currently provide services for primary and acute care.

2015 Legislative Update

Click to read about the Louisiana House and Senate Bills we have prioritized for support, concerning such issues as protection of home and community-based supports and services, protection of people with disabilities and seniors from discrimination, and funding/protections for children in special education.

Your Donation to AC Goes Farther on May 5th -- GiveNOLA Day!

Make a donation to the Advocacy Center on GiveNOLA Day -- May 5, 2015 -- and your dollars will go farther!