In “No child is born bad,” Xavier McElrath-Bey, youth justice advocate at the CFSY, discusses the violence and poverty he experienced as a child and how that led him to seek family connections in a gang. He also talks about his arrest and incarceration, what led him to change and the need to reform laws that impose adult sentences upon children.

 


“No Child is Born Bad” TEDx Northwestern u talk by Xavier McElrath-Bey