For the past four years, D.C. leaders have set out to overhaul the way juvenile justice agencies treat young offenders. But advocates say the best interventions are the ones that prevent young people from running afoul of the law in the first place. We talk with local service providers about what works and what doesn’t.


  • Lori Kaplan Executive Director, Latin American Youth Center
  • Mary Brown Executive Director, Life Pieces to Masterpieces
  • Eshauna Smith Executive Director, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates

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