MCU, EX-incarcerated People Organizing-MO (EXPO-MO), and Campaign for Youth Justice (TCYJ) staged a protest parade on May 8 at the Division of Youth Service’s Hogan St. Center. #freeouryouth

In this episode, we talk with Rev. Dietra Wise-Baker and LaTrisha Gandy about the risk of COVID-19 to youth in DYS facilities, the challenges facing families with loved ones in the system, and efforts to bring these children home where they can thrive.

If you have a loved one who is a youth involved in the court system, text #LoveYouth to 31996 to join the MCU participatory defense virtual meetings on Tuesday evenings. Participants will learn how to navigate the system, understand their rights, and advocate for their youths.

MCU Staff