Event: Ethical Reporting on the Experiences of Youth in the Legal System

(Washington, August 23) – In an endeavor to champion ethical storytelling and elevate the narratives of young people directly affected by the legal system, Debt Free Justice is hosting a media panel titled "Amplifying Voices: Ethical Reporting on the Experiences of Youth in the Legal System" on September 12, 2023. The panel will feature a distinguished group of journalists and advocates who will guide attendees toward a more sensitive and empathetic approach to storytelling. Following the panel, coordinators from Debt Free Justice will be available to address the press' questions regarding the current state of juvenile fees and fines in the United States. Media representatives, journalism students, and criminal justice advocates are encouraged to register for the live or virtual event.

Event Details:

Date: September 12, 2023
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Hosted by: Debt Free Justice

Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post
Marcia Davis, NPR
Aiden Decker, Idaho Justice Project
Erica L. Green, The New York Times
Eli Hager, ProPublica
Yusef Presley, Progeny 
Katy Otto, Juvenile Law Center

For those who want to attend virtually, webinar registration is available at bit.ly/DFJEthicalReporting. For those attending the live event, attendees must RSVP at bit.ly/DFJMediaPanel by September 8.

For further information, press inquiries, interviews, and high-resolution images for editorial use, please contact:

Marvi Lacar
Debt Free Justice
[email protected]

About Debt Free Justice
Debt Free Justice is a national campaign to end fees and fines for youth.