Director, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights (New Orleans, LA)

Josh Perry is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit law center that defends the right of Louisiana’s children to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. LCCR’s Children’s Defense Team, which serves as the juvenile public defender’s office in New Orleans, is a 2013 winner of the National Juvenile Defender Center’s award for excellence in juvenile defense. Before joining LCCR, Josh was General Counsel and Counsel for Special Litigation at the Orleans Public Defenders, where his work was supported by a Soros U.S. Justice Fellowship. Josh is a member of the Children’s Code Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute and a frequent trainer, teacher, and presenter on juvenile justice and criminal law topics. He graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and from Harvard College. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Anna VanCleave, and their daughters Miriam and Alexandra.