International Day of Justice event assists local residents with traffic citations

International Day of Justice event assists local residents with traffic citations
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – At least 200 people arrived at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library with a mission to get help resolving a traffic warrant or issues with traffic tickets. 

This was made possible through the International Day of Justice. The district attorney’s office, Baton Rouge City Court, 19th Judicial District Court Traffic Divisions, courts in Baker and Zachary and more united to help local residents. 

Baton Rouge resident Jasmine Housey arrived at 10:30 a.m. to solve issues regarding his driver’s license. “Had a couple of tickets with the city. You know, they told me what I needed to do about getting another court date,” he said. 

Housey had tickets in Baton Rouge and Baker. With this event, he was able to handle all of them in one place.

Reverend Alexis Anderson of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition said the event has been in the making for five years.

“We know that our citizens are terrified to enter our court systems, and that is something that the courts have decided they would be a partner with the community in coming to where people are because we are overwhelmed with this issue,” she said. 

Anderson said there’s currently over 250,000 people with suspended licenses in the state of Louisiana.

“What that means to each and every one of us is that our insurance rates are never going to go down. It makes us a very unattractive state in a thousand ways. It makes it impossible for many people to even be able to get jobs,” Rev. Anderson said. 

Anderson said with events like these, she hopes the community feels safe. 

“We just want people to feel welcome to come into this space and know that nobody is getting arrested today and that this is a good day for resolution,” she said.

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