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Addressing Racial Disparities In The Juvenile Justice System

Sep 11, 2020

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Black youth are incarcerated at rates that are significantly higher than white kids, who are more likely to be directed to community service and counseling programs.

Today on Midday, Tom's guests discuss their efforts to re-direct young people who are entangled in the criminal justice system, and to provide alternative pathways for Baltimore’s high-risk youth:

Sam Abed is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.   Eric Ford is the director of UMBC’s Choice Program, which works to prevent the disproportionate incarceration of minority youth through advocacy and community engagement.

Sec. Abed and Mr. Ford join us on Zoom.