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In Washington state, this county is making big strides toward reforming its juvenile justice system

Lunes, 16 de Abril de 2018 | América del Norte, Estados Unidos
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As a high school sophomore, Jahila Moody had a 3.7 GPA and spent every spare minute at her local dance studio. She was doing so well her family decided she should return to Seattle after spending two years in California with her sister.

By the end of her junior year, she had been suspended from school, charged with a felony and misdemeanor, and was in danger of not graduating from high school.

At 15, she turned to theft and drug dealing because she didn’t see any other way to provide for herself. “I’m the baby [in my family] and everyone else had moved out,” Moody, who is now 18, said in an interview with Mic. “My mom stopped doing as much as she normally would.”

She subsequently experienced unstable living conditions. “My junior and senior year I had to live with my boyfriend because I had no place to live,” she said. “My mom … called me. She’s like, ‘You better find a place to live because the apartment we’re trying to get is not going to let us move in.’ I was 16, [and] hearing that made me sad. But then I was like, I just got to provide for myself. I gotta do what I gotta do for me.”

Moody doesn’t hold it against her mom, however. “She’s gone through trauma her entire life too,” she explains.

Moody was given a second chance thanks to a referral to a program designed to keep youth out of the criminal justice system. Her criminal charges were diverted, and she was put in touch with Dominique “Dom” Davis, founder and CEO of Community Passageways, an organization that provides support to youth who have been charged with felonies.

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