EPIC speaks out about the new youth jail in Real Change

What would you do for youth in Seattle if you had $210 million dollars? EPIC and YUIR youth organizer Valentina Gonzalez-Marth responds to this question in an op-ed for Real Change by explaining real alternatives to juvenile detention. She argues against the idea that jails are “good” for youth by explaining that the juvenile justice system disproportionately targets youth of color while depriving them of the education and community support they need. What types of facilities do you think the County should build with the $210 million dollar levy? Keep the conversation going below.


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