Voices of Youth Justice

Voices of Youth Justice

A Conversation with Quamir Hodges and Kathy Wright on "The Life I've Lived"

June 10, 2020

Quamir Hodges, is author of the new book, “The Life I’ve Lived” in which he shares his deeply personal story about his life and his experiences while being incarcerated--- Quamir lives in Montclair, New Jersey and is a youth advocate leader with the New Jersey Youth Justice Initiative and a member of the New Jersey Youth Caucus, serving as an advocate for other youth who are incarcerated in New Jersey’s juvenile justice system.

As part of his advocacy, he has been instrumental in ensuring that youth with special education needs were provided appropriate educational services and support during their incarceration.

We are also joined today by Kathy Wright. Kathy is Executive Director of the New Jersey Parents Caucus, a non-profit organization that works to establish a formalized support network for families raising justice-involved youth.