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Shadow Politics, February 4, 2024

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Guest, Eduardo Ferrer, Visiting Professor of Law; Policy Director of the Juvenile Justice Initiative

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown

Guest, Eduardo Ferrer, Visiting Professor of Law; Policy Director of the Juvenile Justice Initiative

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics February 4, 2024

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DC kids trapped in a cycle of Violence Policy Director, Juvenile Justice Initiative  with our guest, Eduardo Ferrer! 

Carjackings are at an all-time high in the District. Murders are up and crime, in general, is up 35 percent. Children are murdering children on the streets of the nation's capital while our City Council holds public meetings and passes laws on shoplifting. How can we stem the crisis of youth violence and get the rising crime situation in our community under control? I will discuss with Professor Ferrer alternatives to addressing the problem of youth violence and ways to make our community safe again.

Guest, Eduardo Ferrer

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Eduardo Ferrer
Guest Occupation
Visiting Professor of Law; Policy Director of the Juvenile Justice Initiative
Guest Biography

Eduardo Ferrer serves as a Policy Director of the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative advocating to improve the DC juvenile justice system and as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center supervising students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Ferrer is also a Certified Trainer in the Gault Center’s Youth Defense Advocacy Program (YDAP) and conducts training for juvenile defense attorneys across the country.

Professor Ferrer has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations, including DC127, the Next Step Public Charter School, and the Campaign for Youth Justice. Professor Ferrer also served as the elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 1B10 from 2009-2010. In 2013, Professor Ferrer was awarded the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s “Defender of Innocence Award” for his work securing the release of David Boyce, an innocent man wrongfully convicted in Virginia in 1990. He was also recognized in 2008 by Legal Bisnow Magazine as a top “30 under 30” attorney in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining the Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Ferrer was a founding member of DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY), a DC-based action tank dedicated to making DC’s juvenile justice system the smallest and best system in the country. During his ten-year tenure at DCLY, Professor Ferrer was chiefly responsible for carrying out the organization’s research, advocacy, and direct representation work. Professor Ferrer also previously worked as an associate at Howrey LLP, where he worked on a variety of matters, including juvenile justice policy, immigration law, constitutional law, civil rights law, writs of habeas corpus, white-collar criminal defense, and antitrust law. Professor Ferrer is a proud double Hoya, receiving his B.S. in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in 2002 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005.

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Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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