Families Before Profits: Research & Action

Artwork by Layfierre Mitchell Free Telephone and Video Calls Research demonstrates that regular contact is crucial to an incarcerated person’s mental health during confinement, as well as their ability to successfully reintegrate upon release. Providing free telephone calls is not a solution to over-incarceration, but is a key to maintaining contact with families and friends.… Continue reading Families Before Profits: Research & Action

On May 29, 2020, a woman with her fist in the air stands on a street in Louisville, KY. Behind her crowds gather for a protest in support of Breonna Taylor.

Photography by Layfierre Mitchell

On May 29th, when people in Louisville and across the nation marched in protest of the most recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, LFJA community photographer Layfierre Mitchell knew it was a historic moment. He "stands behind the movement," he says, because "he is living the movement" and "some people have to… Continue reading Photography by Layfierre Mitchell

Justice, Health and Hope in Two Kentucky Communities: Berea and Louisville

Louisville Family Justice Advocates and Partners for Education, Berea College gathered for our third of four collaborative learning exchanges. Participants included teams from Louisville and Berea who work in health, criminal justice and the arts. Some have direct experience with the impact of incarceration. All are committed to connecting our home communities across the rural/urban divide in our state.