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Jose Flores: My Experience As A Youth In The Adult System

Jose Flores: My Experience As A Youth In The Adult System
  • Host: David Crosby, Campaign For Youth Justice Communication Associate
  • Guest:  This Hispanic Heritage Month, we get to hear the story of Jose Flores. After being incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for almost 13 years, and participating and completing the In-Prison Therapeutic Community program at the Kyle Unit in Kyle, TX, Jose Flores began his journey to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor in the state of Texas. Flores formerly worked as a Youth Justice Policy Analyst with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. In this podcast he shares his experience as a youth in the adult system.

Youth Transfers to Adult Courts with Michael Dammerich

Youth Transfers to Adult Courts with Michael Dammerich

Episode 5: Transfers to Adult Courts

    • Host: Harmeet Kamboj, Campaign For Youth Justice Communication Associate
    • Guest: Michael Dammerich, Founding Member of the Youth Advisory Council for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Michael has also assisted in the Campaign to Raise the Age to 18 in Missouri. Michael Dammerich a formerly incarcerated youth who was transferred to adult court at 16, shares his story.

Immigrant Youth and Juvenile Justice With Eddy Zheng

Immigrant Youth and Juvenile Justice With Eddy Zheng

Episode 4: Immigrant Youth 

  • Host: David Crosby, Campaign For Youth Justice Communication Associate
  • Guest: Eddy Zheng who became involved in the justice system by getting entangled in the migration to school to prison and deportation pipeline. As an immigrant coming into this country, he was dealing with the trauma of being uprooted from his homeland and facing language barriers, cultural difference, and generation gaps. Eddy has taken these experiences since his release and is now an advocate for youth justice, particularly Asia-Pacific Island youth entangled in the justice system.

Parents Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

Parents Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

Episode 3: Parents Navagting the Youth System

  • Host: Harmeet Kamboj, Campaign For Youth Justice Communication Associate
  • Guest: Michelle Hannemann a mother of an incarcerated youth. Throughout this episode, she shares a parent's perspective on the juvenile justice system. Michelle discusses how her son being transferred to an adult court caused her to lose influence and contact with her son due to his transfer.

Clemency with Brian Harrington

Clemency with Brian Harrington

Episode 2: Clemency with Brian Harrington

  • Host: David Crosby, Campaign For Youth Justice Communication Associate
  • Guest: Brian Harrington, incarcerated as a youth, sits down to discuss his impending clemency hearing on April 11th. Brian documents his experiences and the harsh reality of being 14 years old and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Help us in shedding light on Brian's story by listening, sharing, and engaging in the best ways to help.