EP16: Juvenile Justice / Youth Transfer
NASW Social Work Talks Podcast
An NASW social justice brief reports that Black youth make up about 14% of the total youth population, but comprise 47.3% of the youth who are transferred to adult court by juvenile court judges.
Guests Mel Wilson, NASW's social justice and human rights manager, and Jeree Thomas, policy director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, discuss this unjust practice.
They encourage social workers to get involved in action-oriented coalitions to make changes in their communities, and to hold their elected officials accountable.
Published October 30, 2018
Read a transcript of Episode 16