Our mission is to create a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a gassroots membership-based organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training we strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families.
As mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and allies, we believe in and implement a model of organizing that is people- and community-centered, and is explicitly anti-racist.
Our strategically chosen goals transform currently oppressive systems and institutions into ones that uphold justice, build strong powerful families and communities, and advocate for our children and ourselves.
From the street level to the state level, from our meeting rooms to the state capitol, we are working to build a society based on the principles of racial justice, human rights, and full participation through our tireless fight for justice for youth. For this reason, we seek to build a truly democratic, multiracial organization whose membership reflects the communities we come from.
We believe the people most affected by the systems are the ones who have to transform the systems.
We believe that we are the experts on what our communities need. Solidarity and collective action are our most powerful tools in the struggle for self-determination and justice for our children and families.