FFLIC Pushes for smaller, regional detention facilities

FFLIC parent, Charmaine Washington, shares with WAFB why Jetson Center for Youth needed to be shut down. Her son was moved from a regional detention center to a larger prison like correctional treatment model at for Jetson for his non-violent offenses and was not able to earn his diploma. [youtube CzrF8NjVZYU&NR=1] In 2009 the OJJ […]

5K Race to Raise Awareness About Juvenile Transfers to the Adult System

FFLIC joined with non-profit organizations throughout the country in an effort to raise awareness about juvenile justice. Our first National Campaign for Youth Justice 5K Walk/Run was on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Audubon Park Shelter No. 10.   Ernest Johnson, committee chairman for the 5K Race of FFLIC partnered with The Campaign for Youth Justice […]

Second Annual Back to School Block Party in Lake Charles Chapter

On Friday September 4th FFLIC held its’ second annual Back to School Block Party in Lake Charles.  About 230 community members and FFLIC members  were in attendance at the two day event. A  large delegation of the New Orleans chapter attended as well.  Participants took part in various community and skill building activities and workshops […]

FFLIC Members talk about strategies for dealing with harsh discipline measures with FFLIC youth

Lawmakers call for follow up with closure of Jetson Center for Youth

Youth advocates push for the closure of Jetson Center for Youth in favor of smaller regional facilities along with lawmakers. [Youtube dwqeyFZY76g] In 2009 the Office of Juvenile Justice downsized Jetson Center for Youth, retain the name, and transform a portion of the property into a small, regional facility, which is making strides to function […]

FFLIC to meet with OJJ

Continuing in the spirit of Juvenile Justice reform, FFLIC continues to advocate for change in the practices of the Office of Juvenile Justice. On April 13th FFLIC wrote a letter to Dr. Mary Livers who is head of Louisiana’s Office of Juvenile Justice. We asked her questions about the treatment of children who are incarcerated […]

How can FFLIC help me?

Grace Bauer, formerly of FFLIC talks about how we work the meet the needs of our parents and youth. [youtube 7rkMDitqkXY]