• “I pray I live long enough to have kids and grandkids…” Dear Richard 5-16-17 Hello, how are you doing? I pray that this letter finds your family doing well and in the best of health. I received your note and picture today. I enjoy looking at the pictures they look so real! Thank you for checking up on me. It’s always nice to hear from a […] May 23, 2017
  • “My life is all over the place . . .” This is my second time here. The first time I was here I was 16. But that’s the normal life in a bad neighborhood. I been to foster homes, group homes, shelters, placements, everything that probation and DCFS has had, I’ve been through it. I was six years old when my mom and dad divorced. […] October 29, 2014
  • [Take Action!] Sign the Petition to End Solitary Confinements for Juveniles [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] “It’s practically torture–and we’re doing it to kids.” The ACLU is not being dramatic when using the word torture. Solitary confinement can have horrific effects on the adolescent mind. Some facilities have practices of putting every incoming juvenile in solitary confinement for periods of 24-72 hours. Solitary confinement has been […] October 8, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List: 9-6-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. All the Stops We can all see the flaws in New York’s stop-and-frisk policy (which was recently deemed unconstitutional,) but unless you actually live in the city, how can you actually SEE it? Independent news site […] September 6, 2013
  • The Short List 5-14-13 [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.] via Gizmodo: ‘This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See’ In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to […] May 14, 2013
  • What have guns done for us? In the wake of the beyond devastating events of last Friday (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/connecticut-school-shooting/index.html), wherein a young man entered an elementary school heavily armed and proceeded to kill 6 adults and 20 children, I am forced to mourn again the case of firearms ending up in the wrong hands. In my work, I encounter story after story […] December 18, 2012