“It didn’t really dawn on me, what he meant, until many years later, while I was serving a 25 year sentence.”

Earlier this month, our Senior Advisor and National Youth Justice Advocate Xavier McElrath-Bey was featured on Speak up, Arkansas, a radio program in Little Rock. Xavier shared his story and spoke of children’s unique ability to change. Through Xavier’s powerful story, he was able to change the views of one listener who took the time to call into the show to express his new support for age-appropriate accountability.