The mission of The Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana (JAC) is to tackle deficiencies in the post-conviction phase of the criminal justice system while creating a supportive and collaborative space for attorneys and advocates.
Ameca Reali & Adrienne Wheeler
After graduating from Loyola University College of Law, Ameca began dedicating her legal career to defending the human rights of oppressed people. She has worked on a wide variety of issues ranging from Death Penalty Appeals, Juvenile Justice, Access to courts and justice, criminal defense, public housing, first amendment violations and education reform in Post Katrina New Orleans. She has worked closely with the Loyola Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild as a legal observer.
Adrienne Wheeler received a Masters degree from New York University, where she focused on suspension of municipal law as a method of policing social movements, and a J.D. from Loyola College of Law, New Orleans. She has been an active advocate for justice, monitoring police activities during protests and conducting surveys on homeowner consent issues after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
“PitchNOLA was a phenomenal platform for JAC to present the expungement issue to the public. The $5,000 1st place prize will increase our capacity to service more clients, thereby helping to break the cycle of recidivism and contribute to a thriving and healthy New Orleans.”
Co-Founder, Justice and Accountability Center of New Orleans ('13)