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Malcom Lloyd

  • Hosted by Justice Lab Initiative of the ACLU of Louisiana
  • Sponsored by Equal Justice Works Text-to-Give
  • Service location New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Law school Tulane University School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Criminal Justice Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2024
  • Program Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Malcolm (he/him/his) will bring affirmative civil rights cases on behalf of low-income children brutalized by school resource officers, police officers, and prison guards across Louisiana.

Low-income children and children of color in Louisiana suffer some of the highest rates of school expulsion, over-policing, and incarceration in our country. As of 2019, Black youth accounted for 79% of all youth incarcerated in the state despite being only 38% of youth statewide. This makes Black children four times more likely to be incarcerated than their white peers. Given this disproportionate impact of the school-to-prison pipeline on children of color in Louisiana, Malcolm’s project is designed to provide systemic advocacy in court and in the legislature to hold institutional bad actors accountable and provide a measure of justice and accountability for low-income children and their families.

Malcolm’s experience as a juvenile staff investigator at the Orleans Public Defenders’ office, where he worked before law school, inspired him to seek systemic forms of justice and accountability in this statewide project for children trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Fellowship Plans

Malcolm’s Fellowship will expand the juvenile justice capacity of the statewide Justice Lab Initiative of the ACLU of Louisiana. A core concern Malcolm will address is the need for data collection to ensure policymakers understand the long-term impacts of discriminatory patterns and practices against low-income children in Louisiana trapped within the school-to-prison pipeline. Malcolm will also advance legislation designed to bring an end to the school-to-prison pipeline and strengthen juvenile justice coalitions advocating for an end to discriminatory and inequitable practices towards low-income children in Louisiana

As a juvenile justice advocate in Louisiana, I’ve witnessed low-income children denied basic educational opportunities while being regularly brutalized in the school and carceral systems. I’m beyond grateful that this EJW Fellowship allows me to serve children and families, fight to end the school-to-prison pipeline and push for systemic change across Louisiana.

Malcom Lloyd /
2024 Equal Justice Works Text-to-Give Fellow

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