WVSU Black Lives Matter Group Gathers to Talk About Criminal Justice Reform

Charleston Gazette-Mail

October 19, 2016


When Takeiya Smith was 16 years old, she was arrested for truancy. She loved learning and wanted to go to school, but couldn’t always make it because she was homeless. A family member stepped up to take custody of Smith, but many other teenagers and children in similar situations end up in Juvenile Detention Centers.Juvenile justice reform was one of the issues discussed Wednesday evening at West Virginia State University’s Black Lives Matter Policy Summit. Students and community members gathered to discuss state and university policies that affect racial inequality.
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