• Youth Justice

    We are training and empowering our own Black youth as we build the movement.

     

    Our interactive Know-Your-Rights workshops teach Black youth how to use comprehensive approaches to lessen the chances of encounters with police.

     

    Our Youth Justice Podcast capture stories driven by the personal experiences of youth who were justice-involved as teens.

     

    We also run legislative and issue advocacy workshops for our youth and have held two Black Youth Lobby Days with over 50 young people engaging legislators, learning the legislative process and participating in lobbying against racist and harmful bills.

     

    In 2020, we conducted listening sessions on the criminalization of our youth and worked closely with the Prince George’s County Public Defenders Office to introduce a set of Juvenile Justice Reform bills that would curtail the prosecution of youth 13 and under.