FFLIC’s 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Juvenile Justice

Join FFLIC on Saturday, October 22, 2011 for its 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Juvenile Justice! This event is in collaboration with the Campaign for Youth Justice’s national run/walk event. FFLIC hopes to bring attention to youth in the juvenile justice system and youth being transferred to the adult system. The event will take place […]


Gina Womack, co-founder and executive director of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), has been named a 2011 Alston Bannerman Fellow.   The Alston Bannerman Fellowship is a national award presented by the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) that honors longtime community activists of color and gives them the opportunity to take sabbaticals.  Ms. […]

Report: A Failing System Reminiscent of Tallulah

On Monday, the Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children or FFLIC, released a report to the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission, and Governor Bobby Jindal, providing details of family reports of failing juvenile reform. The report highlights OJJs failure to in implement the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003 (ACT […]

Families Repairing a Broken Juvenile Justice System

FFLIC was recently featured in The Open Society Foundation’s blog You can also view this entry on their website at: http://blog.soros.org/2010/07/families-repairing-a-broken-juvenile-justice-system/ About the blog: The Open Society Foundations work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people and to promote human rights, justice, and accountability. This blog aims to bring that work a […]

Black History Month Event

Join FFLIC for a Black History Month event on February 25, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 at Zeitgeist 1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. We will be having a book screening and a chat & chew where we discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess” by Michelle Alexander and slavery in […]

Youth Study Center Improvements are Overdue, Federal Judge Says

Ellis Lucia, The Times-Picayune archive. The city-owned Youth Study Center in Gentilly was photographed in December 2007. Published: Friday, January 28, 2011, 8:00 AM By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune More than a year ago, the city signed a consent decree with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana agreeing to improve conditions in the city-owned, flood-damaged Youth Study Center […]