We’ve all heard stories about purported increases in juvenile crime. But what do the facts say? And how can we advance needed reforms in the current atmosphere?
Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Liz Ryan, and advocates from around the country discussed the facts about youth crime during the pandemic and the opportunities for reform.
Liz Ryan: Administrator, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Richard Mendel: Senior Research Fellow, The Sentencing Project
Alycia Castillo: Director of Policy and Advocacy, Texas Center for Justice and Equity
Andre Simms: Lead Youth Organizer, Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project (Pennsylvania)
Krystal Williams, Esq.: Director of Government Relations, Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Moderator: Josh Rovner: Director of Youth Justice, The Sentencing Project