Earlier in my trip I visited Philadelphia, the city of ‘Brotherly Love’. While I was there, I was introduced to Judge Lori Dumas. Judge Dumas had previously sat in a specialist court programme in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court; WRAP Court. WRAP court stands for ‘Working to Restore Adolescents’ Power’ and it is aimed at helping … Continue reading It’s a WRAP – victims of trafficking in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court.
An organisation can have an innovative and well-designed programme to tackle gang activity, but who they choose to deliver that work will determine how effective it is. From my time in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC, I have seen that the most successful programmes have one common factor: credible messengers working on the ground … Continue reading Credible messengers: what are they and why are they important?
They say New York is a 'city so nice, they named it twice', but is that the reality facing vulnerable young people in the city? This week, I have had the opportunity to meet with members of the National Association of Black Prosecutors, I have watched cases go through the courts and met with senior … Continue reading Understanding youth justice in the big apple