They met with a former FBI agent to brainstorm ways they can help bridge the divide between youth and law enforcement officers.
On November 3, 2016, The EVAC had the absolute HONOR of a private meet and greet with President Obama in celebration of EVAC's juvenile justice advocacy work.
Earlier that same week, the phenomenal White House staffer we worked with during our Sept. DC visit warned us there was "less than a 1% chance" of their being able to set this up. Special thanks to Jessica at the Juvenile Law Center for, yet again, going above and beyond in helping us achieve our dreams. "Against all odds" seems to be the running theme with this group in so, so many ways.
The briefing, to be held in the Russell Senate Office Building, comes on the heels of a new report from the Juvenile Law Center, which focuses on the high cost of fines and fees in the juvenile justice system.
Many want to hear more of Daquan’s story. That's why Jackson was invited to speak before the Senate next week about his experience with the juvenile justice system.
Dequan’s experience is hardly an isolated one. The ways that fines and fees can entrap low-income people in the adult courts have received enormous attention in the past year or two. But the systematic imposition of costs on juvenile offenders, with equally pernicious effects on the poorest of them, is far less known.