Sierra’s journey with the justice system began at the young age of 11. Still, at the age of 37, that trauma sits with her today. A misdemeanor as a...
Kahlil had his first encounter with the court system at the young age of 16 – unaware of the dreadful experience he was about to have within the...
Julissa’s son wanted to save their struggling family some money at the young age of 15. He shoplifted a tube of toothpaste, and when charged, the...
Des the Poet is a three-time published author of poetry compilation projects titled "Adoer," "No Excuses," and his latest, "Better Days In 90 Days...
Ado'Nijah Zaire Metcalf
Ado’Nijah Zaire Metcalf, 23, recalls tickets and court fee invoices arriving in the mail while his mom worked two jobs to try to pay them off and feed...
Twenty-year-old Nykia Gatson first entered the Kansas juvenile justice system for stealing when she was just 10 years old. While she was imprisoned...
Schools & Police Punish Students With Costly Tickets for Minor Misbehavior
Across Illinois, police officers issue tickets and fine students in schools for adolescent behavior such as littering, making loud noises, or using...
High Pain, No Gain: How Juvenile Administrative Fees Harm Low-Income Families in Alameda County, California