BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Criminal Justice Coordinating Council hosted a warrant resolution clinic to give people an opportunity to get a fresh start if they have any present tickets and criminal warrants.
“I’m glad I came because I hear so many of them and they combine like three or four tickets together. Made them one price. I’m good. I’m ready to go,” said Dana Forman, a local resident.
Incentives like this take a load off of residents who deal with the financial burdens in the judicial system. The Baton Rouge City Court, the 19th JDC, EBR Juvenile Court and Baker City Court provided the services.
“We really aim at improving the justice system and the justice process for those who are going through it. This is the first time that we’ve had a warrant resolution clinic, at least at Baton Rouge City Court since 2018,” said Niles Haymer, Deputy Director of CJCC.
The Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants was there as well to help those unfamiliar with the judicial system have a pleasant experience.
“Put the burden of fear on me. I don’t want anyone who walks in the courtroom with me to be scared to be uncovered or able to feel like they don’t know what’s going on. You won’t leave our presence ever confused or unknowing what’s happening next,” said Theresa Dorcelus, an Attorney and LORI Representative.