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Baltimore community center sets example of creating ‘supportive environments’ for Black youth

October 24, 2022

For a number of young kids, getting caught up in the juvenile justice system can cause damage to their lives for years to come.  It’s why many are calling for system reform and paying more attention to their needs instead of strictly punishing them. It’s the general theme of Youth Justice Action Month, which is being recognized nationally and also here locally. “We are very committed to making sure that we create supportive environments that allow young people to be themselves,” says Kisha Webster, founding director of the Greenmount West Community Center. The nonprofit located in central Baltimore has a number of programs supporting Black young people, their families and neighborhood seniors.

 

Article Source: WBAL News

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