WCNC’s Flashpoint 1&2 – Finding Real Solutions in Charlotte

WCNC’s Beth Troutman interviewed Senator Joel Ford, and RMJJ Co-Chairs, Clerk of Superior Court, Elisa Chinn-Gary and Juvenile Court Judge, Louis Trosch, Jr. on Flashpoint. The panel discussed how to find real solutions in Charlotte following last week’s shooting and the community’s response. They suggest starting the work where you are – and from where […]

NPR’s Here and Now – Long Before the Protests…

The third night of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, was peaceful. But pressure is mounting on the city to release a video showing the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with University of North Carolina-Charlotte professor Susan McCarter and RMJJ Leadership Team member about some of the city’s […]

Defining Race and Measuring its Impact

The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau launched it’s first presentation in the 2016-2017 series, “Defining Race and Measuring its Impact,” last night at Nations Ford Community Church – just one day after the murder of Keith Lamont Scott. As the community grieved the loss of Mr. Scott, it was a powerful experience to […]

Concede concerns of Black and Blue

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article95135317.html In Charlotte, as in every other community in America, children of color are arrested, charged as delinquents, incarcerated, suspended from school, and removed from their families to foster care at rates significantly out of line with their percentage of the population. The research shows that behavior differences are not the reason. Race Matters for […]