Governor Jindal Veto’s SB 67

Moving Forward With the Status Quo Response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s veto of Senate Bill 67 When Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed State Senate Bill 67 (SB 67), he failed to protect the right to education for thousands of Louisiana school children.  Each year more than 25% of Louisiana students are put out of school […]

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: 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 […]

Easter is right around the corner…

  Join us in making Easter Baskets for children in our community. FFLIC is seeking donations to distribute Easter baskets to children who would otherwise not receive one.  Please let us know if you know of kids that should receive a basket. Please bring your donations to any FFLIC staff by Monday, April 18 If […]

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 […]

FFLIC Pushes for smaller, regional detention facilities

FFLIC parent, Charmaine Washington, shares with WAFB why Jetson Center for Youth needed to be shut down. Her son was moved from a regional detention center to a larger prison like correctional treatment model at for Jetson for his non-violent offenses and was not able to earn his diploma. [youtube CzrF8NjVZYU&NR=1] In 2009 the OJJ […]