Opinion: Despite carjackings, D.C. shouldn’t revert to ineffective tough-on-crime policies

Jody Kent Lavy, co-executive director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, got this opinion piece published in the Washington Post. Ms. Lavy made the case demonstrating why tough-on-crime policies are not the answer to crime. From the article:

“The tough-on-crime approach fails to keep us safe, and, equally dangerous, it requires us to accept the notion that some children are unworthy of being seen and treated as children. Violent crimes are most often linked to economic insecurity and past trauma and victimization.”

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