The Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (LCADP) is a grassroots coalition dedicated to achieving non-violent and effective alternatives to the death penalty. We recognize that Louisiana’s death penalty is socially, racially and economically unjust. We believe that the state’s limited resources should be channelled into local communities to prevent crime and better support families affected by murder.
Therefore, in advocating for alternatives to the death penalty, we are committed not only to working to end executions, but also to addressing the needs of:
- Families of murder victims and other victims of crime;
- Families of death row inmates;
- Exonerees and the wrongly convicted who are still incarcerated, and their families;
- The broader community in its response to crime.
We have local action groups active in a number of areas in the state and we welcome you to come to a meeting near you.
As well as local action groups located around Louisiana, LCADP has an active board and a very active staff operating out of our New Orleans offices. Our executive director, Sophie Cull, can be reached on 504-535-0525.
Honorary Chair: Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ
Board of Directors: Rose Vines (President), Calvin Duncan (Secretary), Mike Admirand (Treasurer), Rosanne Adderley, Bishop Joe Morris Doss.
Executive Director: Sophie Cull
LCADP is funded through the generosity of our members, individual donors and foundations, including The Ministry against the Death Penalty, Vital Projects Fund, Proteus Action League, the Columbia Public Interest Law Foundation and the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.
The Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation.