“Reforming the juvenile justice system is one of my top priorities. Often, we see young people coming into the criminal justice system for minor offenses,” declared State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. Braveboy believes intervention and viable solutions can make a difference. Her restructured Youth Justice Reform unit has been tasked to “make a difference” by looking behind the crime to uncover the root cause of the charge levied against a youth offender. (2019).
The Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. (CPSTS) attended the Millennials Committee’s kick-off social meeting at Dave and Busters in Capitol Heights, MD on August 8th to hear State’s Attorney Braveboy’s message and listen for areas of common interest where the Coalition might support her efforts. CPSTS Founder and President, Bill Taylor, and CPSTS Community Outreach Liaison, Debbie Robinson, mingled with the audience of millennials interested to learn about the Committee’s goals, sign up to become a member and hear Braveboy talk about her reformation plans. The Millennials Committee’s mission is to develop ideas for justice reform in Prince George’s County through collaboration with nonprofits and community groups.
Why a Millennial Committee, you might ask? Braveboy’s focus on this age group is directly related to the U.S. voting population. Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, make up more than 25% of eligible voters. Additionally, this group also comprises the largest percentage of prosecuted cases in Prince George’s County.
CPSTS was pleased to be a part of this important evening. Bill Taylor had a chance to speak, briefly, with the State’s Attorney. After providing her with a short overview of the organization’s mission, Braveboy agreed to meet with CPSTS to discuss how a relationship between her office and the organization might be mutually beneficial. Expect to read more about this developing relationship in future articles.
2019, p1. State’s Attorney Announces Comprehensive Plan for Youth Justice Reform. https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?1AID=1506
CPSTS Founder/President Bill Taylor, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy and Charles Spadone of the Camp Springs Elks Lodge Board of Directors and a CPSTS supporter, were among those celebrating the August 8th Millennials Committee social meeting at Dave and Busters in Capitol Heights.