John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program
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The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana provides for the payment of eligible educational loans (both Federal Family Education Loan Program [FFELP] and Federal Direct Loans) for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors employed in Louisiana who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

Visit the Louisiana Award System to apply on-line for the John R. Justice Program



To be eligible for the John R. Justice Program in Louisiana:

How to Apply

The online application for the 2017 award opens January 1, 2017, with an application deadline of April 30, 2017 You must submit your application on-line. To access the on-line application, click on the Louisiana Award System button above and then select J.R. Justice On-Line Application from the menu on the left side of the web page.

Upon receipt of your application, LOSFA will forward to you a Service Level Agreement for your signature. You must return this signed agreement to complete the application process and be considered for an award. If you fail to return the service agreement within the time allotted, you will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration. If it is determined that you are one of the least able to pay in your region, LOSFA will contact you to request documentation to substantiate the statements made in your application. For each subsequent year you wish to apply, a separate application must be completed.

How Funds are Awarded and Disbursed

Circuit Public Defenders Assistant District Attorneys
First Circuit 1 2
Second Circuit 1 2
Third Circuit 1 2
Fourth Circuit 1 2
Fifth Circuit 1 2
Total Awards 5 10
Award Amounts Annual
Award Amount $3,700
Award Amount $1,850

* "Fulltime" is defined as required to work at least 30 hours per week.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-RJ-BX-0033 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.


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