From Murder Conviction to Seeking Atonement

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February 5, 2016 by socialaction2014


Courtney Gousman, Emmy-nominated journalist with WGN-TV, tells the story of Xavier McElrath-Bey—who was convicted of murder at age 13, but now seeks atonement through youth advocacy for children in the community and the justice system.

Xavier works as a Youth Justice Advocate with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and is the Coordinator of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network: a national network of formerly incarcerated youth who are on the front lines of juvenile sentencing reform.

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