The State of Our Youth
Juvenile crime is on the rise in Memphis. Many of us just saw the news report about the 11-year old with the mile-long rap sheet. Recent car thefts have been by kids that are under 18. The list goes on. So, we brought in the experts to talk about it. Dr. Altha Stewart (UTHSC Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being), Juvenile Court Justice Tarik Sugarmon and District Attorney Steve Mulroy join DC to talk about the systemic issues plaguing our community and our youth and what’s next. What can be done? How can parents be better engaged? How can the extended community be a part of the solution? The situation is critical. Let’s talk about it, Memphis.