YOUTH LAW IS WORKING TO END FINES AND FEES AGAINST YOUTH IN MISSOURI; SWAGG, INC. IS A LOCAL PHENOMENA OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

On November 14th , during the first half of our show host Bev Livingston will speak with Angelica Jimenez, Debt Free Justice Senior Attorney, Justice and Equity Team with the National Center for Youth Law.  They will speak on the topic of ending fines and fees against youth in Missouri.

https://youthlaw.org/

The National Center for Youth Law believes in the incredible power, agency and wisdom of youth. They have worked for more than 50 years to transform government agencies and public systems, so that they Center Youth with equity, dignity and care. Their work has led to foundational shifts in policy and standards of practice in communities and states nationwide. Center Youth is a vision for a world in which every child thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves. The National Center for Youth Law amplifies youth power, dismantles racism and other structural inequities, and builds just policies, practices, and culture that center youth.

They have a mission to Center Youth through impact litigation, policy advocacy, collaboration and research that fundamentally transforms our nation’s approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice.

We’ll play the calendar at the midpoint of our hour.  During the second half, host Keith Brown El will speak with Na’im Al-Amin, Founder and CEO of SWAGG, INC.

https://www.swagginc.org/

 

SWAGG, INC. is on a mission to promote ownership among people impacted by mass incarceration. That means helping others own their story, own their finances, and own their future.

Their vision is a smarter, more caring criminal justice system that doesn’t set people up for failure.  A system that prioritizes mental healthcare and addiction treatment over incarceration. We can all envision fewer families demolished by the system. SWAGG, INC. envisions what people long for behind bars: freedom.

On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Calendar for the week of November 14th:

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people in Jackson CTY Missouri. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a very active group of Mothers and others. You can learn where their virtual meetings this week will occur at  https://momsdemandaction.org/events/

 MON, November 14th, 6 PM, MORE2 monthly Issues2Action meeting. Every second Monday of the month, leaders and members from across the metro gather online to advance racial and economic equity. These meetings are open to any who are interested in getting involved. Usually there are some general updates and announcements, then teams will break out by issue focus to plan their next steps of action. The zoom link is available at https://more2.org/

  • TUES, November 15th, 5 – 7 PM, Survivors Will Heal support group for shooting survivors is a KC Mothers in Charge support group which meets at 3200 Wayne AVE, KCMO. This is an adult support group, please call 816-912-2601 or email [email protected] for more info.
  • TUES, November 15th, 9 AM, Kansas Town Hall Research Release & Press Conference, virtual via Zoom. A sharing and listening initiative to identify barriers impacting women in the workplace and entrepreneurship, including childcare, paid family leave, broadband access, etc. Your voice matters. More info at https://united-we.org/townhalls
  • WED, November 16th, 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM. Harm Reduction Training is a comprehensive prevention strategy, part of the continuum of care. Please join us at this harm reduction training brought to you by First Call! A virtual event, more info by contacting Kaylee Coulter at [email protected]
  • THURS, November 17th, 1 – 3 PM, #Justice4KCK Rally. You can join local community and national leaders in the fight to hold the KCKPD accountable for their crimes against the KCK community. At the Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas 701 N 7th St Trfy Kansas City, KS
  • THURS, November 17th, 1 – 3 PM, Rally at Missouri State Capitol for clemency for Kevin Johnson, 201 W. Capitol DR, Jefferson City MO, more info at https://www.madpmo.org/ or 816/931-4477
  • THURS, November 17th, 5 – 7 PM, Hope and Healing for Survivors of Homicide is a KC Mothers in Charge support group which meets at 3200 Wayne AVE, KCMO. This is an adult support group, please call 816-912-2601 or email [email protected] for more info.

Stay safe. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!


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