FFLIC’s most powerful force is it’s membership base that is formed of many family members and friends of those who are or have at one time been in the Louisiana Juvenile Justice System.
Gina Womack, Executive Director
Ernest Johnson, Community Organizer
FFLIC’s Board of Directors
Candace Chambliss, Esq. Chairperson
Born in Chicago, IL, Candace Chambliss graduated from New York University and went on to earn a juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003. She has dedicated her professional life to providing quality legal defense to juveniles and adults charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney. She resides in New Orleans, LA.
James Bell, Esq, Treasurer
Founder and Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. Mr. Bell and his colleagues at the Burns Institute are working with systems and community stakeholders to reduce disproportionality of youth of color in the juvenile justice system in over 40 jurisdictions throughout the country. Mr. Bell also works closely with the Casey Foundation’s JDAI jurisdictions and the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative.
Norris Henderson, Secretary
Founder and Executive Director of VOTE and former SOROS Fellow, native of New Orleans, Norris has been involved in Criminal Justice reform for more than 30 years, 27 of which were served inside Louisiana’s State Penitentiary in Angola.
Co-Founder of FFLIC and Parent of a formerly incarcerated youth, Flora is also a Special Education Teacher in St. Bernard Parish.