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DC’s Young Men Emerging Unit: A story of reform and lessons learned from the front lines

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In Category : Place Based Reform, Reentry, Long Prison Terms, Emerging Adult Justice

Jurisdictions throughout the country have been exploring new approaches to the treatment and care of emerging adults in recent years. In 2018, the Department of Corrections launched the YME Unit in partnership with three individuals who served time in the federal system as emerging adults. Joel Castón, Micheal Woody and Tyrone Walker acted as mentors for emerging adults in the DOC care. This brief is the story of the unit’s implementation, development, impact and future.

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