Youth Rally for Jobs – #IHAVEAFUTURE

In February, hundreds of youth activists from across the state convened in Boston to demand increased funding for jobs for Massachusetts’ young people, and to demand reform of the juvenile justice system. The action coincided with Governor Baker’s announcement of a bill which proposes modifications the Massachusetts criminal justice system.

Led by the Youth Jobs Coalition, teen activists rallied at the Boston’s historic Old South Church before marching to Boston City Hall, and on to the Massachusetts State House. The Dorchester Bay Youth Force team is a member of the coalition.

Check out pictures of the rally and media coverage below. Follow the movement on Twitter at @wehaveafuture.

Media Coverage

Worcester Telegram – Gov. Baker files bill to reduce prison recidivism

WWLP Channel 22 – Baker proposes changes to the Massachusetts court and prison systems

Boston Herald – Protesters target justice system as Baker files bill to reduce recidivism

Boston Globe – Mass. officials unveil plan to prevent people from returning to jail

WBUR – Officials Unveil Report Proposing Extensive Reforms For Mass. Criminal Justice System


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