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’s rallies to stop the School To Prison Pipeline with ACT 136 and SCR 101

Over the past few years, FFLIC members and staff have been engaged in a cam-paign to end school push outs by dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline. Since the inception of our campaign, our journey has been filled with many victories. This year alone we have released a report in partnership with the National Economic […]

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 […]

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Click here to view FFLIC & NESRI’s full report “Pushed Out: Harsh discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education” Over the past few years, FFLIC members and staff have been engaged in a campaign to end school push outs by dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline.  Since the inception of our campaign, our […]