Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
email: dmorgan [at] fflic [dot] org
Mission and Vision
Every year, hundreds of children are abused and neglected in Louisiana's youth prisons, only to be returned to our communities with few skills, poor education and broken spirits. But the families and friends of thes children are no longer silent! We have united to demand that the systems that are supposed to help and care for our children, do their job and stop being a force of oppression against our families and our communities. We are FFLIC.
MISSION AND VISION
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a statewide membership-based organization dedicated to creating a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. As mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and allies we seek to use education, direct action organizing, and peer advocacy to build strong, powerful families and communities and to fight for justice for our children and ourselves. We have united to collectively demand that the systems and institutions which are supposed to help our children grow and thrive fulfill their mandate and cease being a force of oppression against our youth and our families.
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 that we are the “experts” on what our communities need and that solidarity and collective action are our most powerful tools in our struggle for self-determination and justice for our children and families.
Articles by Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
September 4, 2005
November 13, 2005
December 19, 2005
February 28, 2006
August 30, 2006
January 13, 2007
July 30, 2007
April 28, 2008