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Marc Schindler's Testimony to the D.C. Council on the Youth Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 2017

On October 26, JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler testified before the D.C. Council in support of the Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA) of 2017. Schindler urged that the continuation of the YRA to be a part of a larger strategy to address violence in D.C. as well as for the age of eligibility for the D.C. Youth Act to be raised to 25 years of age.  

DC Council Testimony on Bill 19-255, Sex Offender Registration Amendment Act

This testimony was presented to the DC City Council Committee on the Judiciary in regards to Bill 19-255, The Sex Offender Registration Amendment Act. 

Testimony of JPI Executive Director to D.C. Council on Improving Juvenile Justice Outcomes

Many cities, D.C. have a high rate of poverty – about 1 in 5 residents and 30 percent of children live in poverty, and one resident in ten lives in extreme poverty – that is, 50 percent or less of the federal poverty level.  Race and poverty cannot be disentangled here in D.C.:  Black residents here are three times more likely than white residents to live in poverty.

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