Today, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., the Youth Justice Project is hosting a Virtual Advocacy Day to raise awareness about the need to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in N.C. Since New York passed legislation to raise the age to 18 earlier this week, North Carolina now remains the last state to at least include 16-year-olds.
In this event, the Youth Justice Project shares information through various social media outlets, including Twitter and YouTube, and collaborates with various juvenile justice advocates to rally support for House Bill 280. One YouTube video also features Juvenile Defender Eric Zogry speaking with Ricky Watson on this monumental issue. You can view the video here.