Brandy Bynum, a life-long activist, youth advocate and board member of Youth Justice North Carolina, talks about the importance of raising the age of jurisdiction in North Carolina and shares ideas on how to ameliorate North Carolina’s accelerated school-to-prison pipeline.
Geraldine Alshamy, a life long activist and advocate for education rights talks about what she’s seen in her work over the years and how the school-to-prison pipeline has affected her own son.
Sekithia Wilder, the parent of a 12th grade student from Wakefield High School in Wake County, tells the story of her daughter Britni’s arrest at school and discusses the impact this incident has had on Britni’s life and future.
Mary Stansell, Juvenile Chief at the Wake County Public Defenders Office, discusses some issues with the juvenile justice system and proposes solutions.
Scott Holmes, a professor of law at North Carolina Central University, talks about the devastating effects of the criminal justice system on youth.
In 2013, following a series of citizen complaints, Durham Mayor Bill Bell asked the city’s Human Relations Commission to investigate allegations of discriminatory policing by the Durham Police Department. After seven months of hearings, the 14-member commission, persuaded by statistical evidence and testimony of those directly affected, issued a report confirming “the existence of racial […]