Stories Matter: Changing the Perception of Young Black Men
Trayvon Martin, Kalief Browder and Mike Brown have three things in common: parents who fiercely loved them, siblings who cared for them deeply and dreams that were never realized. They are also young black men whose tragic deaths started a national conversation about our broken justice system.
Reflections on Healing and Trauma in Ferguson
I arrive in St. Louis a month after the Darren Wilson verdict tore the lid off the facade of peaceful race relations in America. The last person to look Michael Brown in the face, speak to him, walks free as I tread the streets of my hometown and take in what’s left of Ferguson.
True Equality in Child Welfare
Here is a video of Chris Rock discussing racial equality in America. He says: “Just because you let Jackie Robinson in baseball doesn’t mean it’s equal. Baseball, statistically, almost isn’t equal until the seventies.
Statement by National Juvenile Justice Advocacy Organizations on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
We stand in solidarity with Michael Brown and his family and their supporters in Ferguson and across the nation. Michael Brown’s fate – killed by a police officer and denied justice – is yet another example that black and brown children are not always protected by our nation’s laws and that the justice system works differently for different people.
Make Training Police on Juvenile Justice, Youth Interaction a National Priority
by Lisa Thurau Michael Brown’s death could have been avoided. Easily. An entire government agency, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), exists to teach officers how to negotiate and resolve issues without resort to force.