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Kade Diakite, Youth Advocacy Associate,

Names represent a person’s identity, our cultural origins, history, and in some instances how the world sees us. Names, like all words, are used to

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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

When young people become involved in the juvenile justice system, the response must take their development into account.   

This understanding has been central to

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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

From reproductive health and bioethics to the child welfare system and youth justice, Professor Dorothy Roberts has been a transformative leader on the issues impacting

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Ebby Stoutmiles ,

Imagine being born into a country where the way you are treated is based on the color of your skin. Being a young person who

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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

“It’s unfortunate that the first response is to just lock people up and throw them away, when, you know, if you really just take the

Structural racism has been at the foundation of federal funding for foster care for decades. The initiation of federal funding for foster care in 1961 can be traced directly to practices intended to target Black mothers and children in Louisiana in 1960. Understanding the foundation of child welfare funding and its structural inequities at the base of our foster care system is critical to understanding the disparities so prevalent today.

Each year the state of Florida arrests tens of thousands of youth under the age of 18. It transfers some of these youth to criminal

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Duane Price, Juveniles for Justice Youth Advocate,

Throughout my time in the juvenile justice system, the education I received seemed very mediocre. Not only was it not challenging, but it was not

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Bree Hood, Juveniles for Justice Youth Advocate,

The system is not working as it should. Sometimes, it seems like people in power pick and choose who they want to incriminate. I have