LaVO will continue to be available by phone and online for victims and survivors during this stressful time.

As always, services are free and confidential. Call 225.421.7745


an online informational group

An online group for victims and survivors of crime navigating the pardon or parole process.


Learn about victim rights and services, what to expect during a hearing, and how to write a victim impact statement.

Meets weekly for 1.5 hours for six weeks via HIPAA-compliant Zoom teleconferencing.

A new group will begin this Fall. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call 225.421.7745.



With a compassionate response to victims’ needs, LaVO empowers victims and survivors through education, encourages healing through restorative programming, and grows a support system through state-wide outreach.

The post-conviction process doesn’t have to be confusing. LaVO can explain victim’s rights and roles.


If you or someone you care about has a question, would like to receive counseling or other healing services, or just want to talk with someone about what to expect, LaVO is ready to help. All services are free and confidential. 

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Louisiana Victim Outreach's licensed social workers provides free individual and group counseling to survivors of violence throughout the post-conviction process. LaVO offers a safe, supportive space to process trauma and loss, and work toward holistic mental and emotional health. Counseling services are available in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and through HIPAA compliant video conferencing.

• Individual Counseling 

• Group Counseling 

• Healing Activities

Knowledge is important. LaVO provides notification about upcoming pardon and parole hearings, information about statewide policies, and instruction about how the pardons and parole process works. This knowledge can help victims feel more confident, lessen confusion about how pardon and parole decisions are made, and lead to greater ease throughout the process.

Victims deserve to heal from harm. Even if the harm was caused many years ago, it can have lasting effects. Healing is still possible. LaVO offers counseling, as well as a variety of other restorative practices, such as mindfulness, expressive arts, and self-compassion training. All services are free and confidential.

There is a large victim and survivor community. Within this are people who represent a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and insights. LaVO brings victims, survivors, advocates, service providers, and community members together in order to strengthen connections that can lead to greater health and wholeness for everyone.



The Louisiana Victim Outreach Program offers

trauma-informed and nonjudgmental services.  

If you or someone you care about has a question, would like to receive counseling or other healing services, or just want to talk, LaVO is ready to help. All services are free and confidential.


If you would like LaVO to host an information or healing session in your area, please reach out.

Louisiana Board of Pardons & Parole
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA



Louisiana Victim Outreach Program

An initiative of the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole.


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