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Southern Poverty Law Center - Louisiana


1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 505
New Orleans, LA 70130

Web: www.splcenter.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SPLCLouisiana 

Meredith Angelson, Staff Attorney
meredith.angelson@splcenter.org

Organizational Profile 
Through litigation, legislative advocacy and public education campaigns, the SPLC Louisiana office focuses on limiting the practice of children being tried as adults; improving children in the juvenile justice system’s access to counsel; limiting suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests; and ensuring the provision of appropriate services to children with special education needs.

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children


FFLIC New Orleans Office
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, Suite 303
New Orleans, LA 70113

Web: www.fflic.org

Gina Womack, FFLIC Executive Director, New Orleans Office
Email: gwomack@fflic.org
Office: 504-708-8376

Ernest Johnson, Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform Campaign and Policy Director 
Email: ejohnson@fflic.org

Sonji Hart, Deputy Director
sonjih@fflic.org

Twitter: @fflicla

Organization Profile

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 these 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.

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.
 

Louisiana Center for Children's Rights

formerly the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana 

Aaron Clark-Rizzio, Executive Director
504-658-6852 (office)
aclarkrizzio@laccr.org 

Rachel Gassert, Policy Director
RGassert@laccr.org

Web:
www.laccr.org
Twitter: @JJPLNOLA


Organization Profile
The Louisiana Center for Children's Rights (formerly the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana) is a non-profit statewide law and advocacy center dedicated to juvenile justice reform. LCCR’s mission is to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families and communities in order to instill hope and to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive.

LCCR provides resources and information, direct representation, monitoring of youth prisons, and public education and advocacy to demonstrate that rehabilitation and education are more cost-effective and humane ways to give children skills and hope for the future as well as strengthen the community. JJPL's work includes: challenging unconstitutional and abusive conditions of confinement for youth, improving the level of legal representation and advocacy for young people, and increasing the availability of community-based treatment alternatives.

Locale: Louisiana
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