Ernest Johnson

New Orleans, LA

Since he started to volunteer with Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) four years ago, Ernest Johnson demonstrated such wisdom, patience, understanding and tenacity as a parent advocate that he joined the staff of FFLIC as a social justice activist. He uses his own life experiences to help other parents in the community navigate the court system and keep their children out of jail. He has a profound ability to connect with people across various barriers, including race, socio-economic status, and positions of power. He has experience speaking at conferences, on state and national campaigns, and in interviews with media representatives.