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For the Youth Voices 2021 Contest, YOU(TH) MATTER and Strategies for Youth asked contestants to think about how policing and democracy are connected. The questions we posed included:
A team of 14 judges reviewed the entries to the Writing and Arts categories and selected three winners from each. Honorable mention and a cash prize was awarded to the single entrant in the video category whose film adhered to the contest’s rules.
YOU(TH) MATTER and SFY send a big thank you to the judges, who represent parents, law enforcement, lawyers, artists, and youth from across the country: Aditi Goel, James Golden, Laura Jenny, John Kelly, Deborah Lashley*, Charmin Leon, Alyshia Perrin*, Nanda Prabhakar*, Samira Rice, Kim Simon, Leslie Starobin, Hannah Sussman, Kristen Wheeler, Teresa E. Zabala
*Indicates membership on SFY’s Board.
** Indicates leaders from YOU(TH) MATTER.
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