Links

FFLIC utilizes a variety of resources to advocate for the families. Websites listed here are not a complete listing of all resources, but a starting point.

We encourage families to use caution when deciding on a program that is right for their child and recommend using the “Intervention Review and Selection Worksheet” as a tool.

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. Its’ primary mission is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

Bridges For Kids
A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents of children from birth through transition to adult life.

Bringing People & Resources Together in Southwest La.
310info is “the” designated 211 provider for Southwest Louisiana. If you live within Southwest Louisiana – Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, or Jeff Davis parish. 310info.org is a Community Resource Information and Referral System featuring this website (310info.org) and a telephone line (211, 310-info or 310-4636, or toll-free 1-866-310-4636, during business hours, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

Building Blocks for Youth
The Building Blocks for Youth initiative is an alliance of children and youth advocates, researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers that seeks to reduce overrepresentation and disparate treatment of youth of color in the justice system and promote fair, rational and effective juvenile justice policies.

Capital Area United Way
Listing of CAUW agencies, serving West & East Feliciana, Saint Helena, Pointe Coupee, East & West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Saint James and Livingston Parishes.

Campaign for Youth Justice
The Campaign for Youth Justice is dedicated to ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

Close Tallulah Now!
Learn where you can view the “Close Tallulah Now” video and learn more about the campaign.

Community Justice Network for Youth
The Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY) is a program of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. This program is comprised of community-based programs, grassroots organizations, service-providing agencies, residential facilities and advocacy groups that focus their work on youth of color. The CJNY’s primary function is to be a support network for organizers and practitioners who are on the ground working with youth who are at risk or already involved in juvenile justice systems.

Criminal Justice Resources/Juvenile Justice
A great site for statistics, articles and laws relevant to Juvenile Justice issues provided by the Michigan State University Libraries.

Dignity in Schools Campaign
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal. Their website includes a searchable database of research on pushout, school discipline, and positive alternatives, specific resources for youth, parents and educators, and information about our active campaign projects.

Louisiana Association of Families Helping Families
A group of families who, through our own experiences, are committed to reaching out to other families who have members with special needs and self-advocates. The term “special needs” includes physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic issues.”

Focus Adolescent Services
A clearinghouse of information, resources, and support to help your teen and heal your family

Just Shut it Down
Bringing Down a Prison while Building a Movement

Juvenile Justice Commission
The Juvenile Justice Commission, and its forty-four member Advisory Board, was assembled to recommend meaningful improvement in juvenile justice at all levels of state government and public involvement.

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
Advocacy center dedicated to juvenile justice reform that works on many fronts to demonstrate that rehabilitation and education are more cost-effective and humane ways to not only prevent recidivism but save the lives of our children.

Global Criminal Justice Links

L.A. for Youth
The goal of the L.A. for Youth Campaign is to build a strong, innovative and sustainable Youth Development plan for L.A. City and County that will fund, advocate for and support youth jobs, intervention workers/peacebuilders in our streets and schools, and youth centers open year around.

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
A parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

The Real Cost of Prisons Project
Brings together prison/justice policy activists with political economists to create popular education workshops and materials which explore both the immediate and long-term costs of incarceration on the individual, her/his family, community and the nation. The goals of the Real Cost of Prisons Project are to strengthen and deepen the organizing capacity of grassroots prison/justice activists and to broaden the public’s understanding of the economic and social consequences of mass incarceration.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Louisiana, the Louisiana affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Louisiana is a non-profit organization and membership is open to anyone who may benefit from the mutual support we offer. We are families and caregivers who share a common experience. We all have someone we love who has been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. It serves the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.

No Deposit/No Return
“The most successful after-prison program in the country” according to the U.S. Department of Justice, in breaking the cycles of crime.

Department of Health & Hospitals
Protecting and promoting health and to ensuring access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. Providing assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

Volunteers of America
From rural America to inner-city neighborhoods, Volunteers of America provides outreach programs that deal with today’s most pressing social needs. Volunteers of America helps youths at risk, frail elderly, abused and neglected children, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and many others.

Wright’s Law
Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Find articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about dozens of topics related to special education.

WYES American Graduate
WYES is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis.