Dec 19, 2019
Learn about Valerie Slater’s tireless efforts to transform the juvenile justice system in Virginia with her organization, RISE for Youth, and meet Douglas Johnson, one of the teenagers she has helped. Valerie’s remarkable journey from high-school drop-out through law school, together with her strong faith, helps her see the value and potential in every young person. She is on a mission to confront and repair the pervasive racism and distorted law enforcement priorities that rob black and brown people like Douglas of their futures. She is unstoppable at protecting the rights of youth and creating alternative solutions that support them so they have a chance to grow and thrive.