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May 9th and

10th, 2011

Monday night's Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Lewis Anthony

Short Bio on Dr. Anthony:

The Reverend Dr. Lewis M. Anthony presently serves as Episcopal Director for Ecumenical Affairs and Government Relations, Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and as pastor of the Saint Lucille A.M.E Zion Church of Washington, D.C.   A veteran of civic and public affairs, he began his long involvement in public service and advocacy as a student leader in Junior High School.  A widely traveled speaker, teacher and preacher,  Dr. Anthony is active in many activities, including serving with CASA (Court Appointed Service Advocates),  Black United Fund, and the Citizen's Advisory Board of the D.C. Department of Corrections.   He has served as National Advisor to the Anti-Drug Program of the Congress of National Black Churches, Consultant to the National Crime Prevention Council, & Chairman of the D.C. Coalition for the Homeless.  He is recipient of numerous awards & citations including citations from Presidents Johnson & Nixon, and the Distinguished Public Service Award of D.C. (the city's highest honor).

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Fr. Dan Krutz in front of Juv Just Banner by Shiloh Baptist Church

   Juvenile and Criminal Justice Conference

 

Almost 60 persons participated in a 1 and 1/2 day event in Baton Rouge on May 9th & 10th, 2011.   Thanks to our hosts and all of our many participants who made this conference a success!  

Participants were from all walks of life with a few coming from neighboring states.  Some even came on scooters.

LA State Rep. Patricia Smith provided updates from the recent town hall meetings.

Louisiana State Representative Pat Smith gave a brief opening address to the group on the evening of May 9th at Shiloh Baptist Church on May 9th,   The Rev. Dr. Lewis M. Anthony of Washington, D.C. then led the group in a spiritual service of of inspiration.  Dr. Anthony is a veteran of civic and public affairs, and is a widely traveled speaker, teacher and preacher, as well as the recipient of numerous awards & citations.  Advocacy Workshops were held after the spiritual service.  

Kelly Orians (left) of the Juvenile Justice Project of LA, explaining items during one of the Advocacy workshops

On Tuesday, the group gathered at B.R.A.F. to prepare for a day of Advocacy at the Louisiana State Capitol

On Tuesday, May 10th, the group met for 8:30 am at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for a light breakfast and preparation for a day of advocacy at the State Capitol Building.   They came back to BRAF for lunch, and then returned to the Capitol for the afternoon legislative sessions.

The two day conference was geared towards reaching the Families of those Incarcerated and those with At-Risk Youth, as well as promoting advocacy efforts for these families.  These families left not only feeling empowered and like they themselves can truly affect change, but some also came away with an added bonus as they were able to arrange car pools with other families with loved ones at Angola --allowing them to do visits more often.  Others left with new friends that they can call when they have questions.  Two grandmothers of juvenile lifers became new "best friends."  

 

The Conference was hosted by: Louisiana Interchurch Conference; Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) / Citizens for Second Chances (CFSC); Families & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC); Office of Prison Ministries - Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; and Louisiana CURE.   Click here for the original printable flyer - FYI.

 

Click here for information on our previous JJC Conference, of March, 2009

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