Smart on Youth Justice Blog

Freedom of Equality

My name is Matthew Rashaud Foster. I am currently a member of Community Passageway, which is a nonprofit organization that implements change to make the world a better place. Community Passageways helps create employment opportunities for youth who seek to grow from their mistakes. I was introduced to the organization by the head director, Dominique, who I have known for a very long time. We...

Minimal Age Maximum Time: The Juvenile Justice System and Auto Decline.

My name is Habeebullah Na’eem Rasheed-Pipkin, I grew up in south Seattle Washington and this is what the Juvenile Justice System means to me. When I was 17, turning 18, my best friend happened to be a kid named Ryan Eastwing*. Ryan and I grew up together. I’ve known him since I was 13. We helped each other through important times and very tough times, in both of our lives. I first met Ryan in...