The Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) — currently pending before the DC Council — is available for public comment online.  This piece of legislation addresses how youth in the district are prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system.  To see the full text of the bill and offer your feedback to the DC Council, click here.

After testifying before the DC Council in support of YOARA, JPI’s Executive Director Marc Schindler offered his thoughts on the bill for the Justice Podcast, available now on iTunes and Podbean.

To read Marc’s testimony from the DC Council’s public hearing on YOARA, click here.

To read testimony from JPI’s Director of Research & Policy, Jason Ziedenberg, click here.