Jeree Thomas Speaks on Incarcerated Youth Reform Project

Former Skadden fellow Jeree Michele Thomas ('11) of the Legal Aid Justice Center appeared on PBS' "Virginia Currents" to discuss progress in the Performing Statistics Project, which Jeree has been involved with for the past two years. The program helps formerly incarcerated children improve their behavior and end the "school-to-prison pipeline," which disadvantaged youth are often susceptible to entering. The children participate in arts, cultural and skills projects to broaden their interests and connect to their communities and families in new ways. "This project creates an opportunity for young people who experienced the system to say, 'Here's how it can be improved, not only for us but for any kid who comes into contact with it,'" Jeree said.