Students from Sociology Course, Rethinking DC Youth and Policing, Bishop Walton (Political Science Major/Law and Society Minor) and Kylie Foster (Public Health and Criminal Justice Major), won the GW Research Showcase's Socio-Cultural Studies Prize with their Rethinking DC Youth and Policing Project.
The Rethinking DC Youth and Policing Program is a collaborative partnership with the GW Black Student Union, Honey W. Nashman Center, GW Sociology Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department. The cohort consists of ten federal work-study students and approximately 30 students within the sociology course (SOC 2189) who actively research ways to drive down youth arrests and develop ways to divert children from the justice system. Each team within the FWS program has identified different areas of interest to spend a full academic year investigating, studying, and then created a plan to implement their projects. Alongside this work is our ongoing contribution to a police database of major cities and their responses to both the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pictured from left to right: Ebony Russ, Madison Sampson, Fran Buntman, Amy Cohen, Shontrice Barnes, Bishop Walton, Kylie Foster, Kourtney Buckner, Melanie Mata, Betty Hailu, Grace Tulley, Ale D'agostino, Camille Germinal, Hanna Yalew, Jeily Bonilla
Pictured from left to right: Asma Akram, Ben Theuma, Dhymond Revan, Gabby Pino, Lauren Bennett, Ewenet Seleshi