Formerly, in my daily work in communications at two national nonprofits dedicated to reforming the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, I had to repeat the stat that 1 in 3 Black men touch the justice system at some point in their life. I also reiterated the fact that the number of women in the criminal justice system is on the rise.
Not These Two kids of mine, I say. With all the negative stats flying around about folks like us, I say nay.
So, that’s the why! Now I need to figure out the how! Stay tuned for each blog post as I learn the ropes!