Closer Look: Rehabilitation Enables Dreams For Juveniles; And More

Attorney, and founder of RED, David Windecher, talks about the nonprofit's mission to reduces recidivism among young offenders.
Attorney, and founder of RED, David Windecher, talks about the nonprofit's mission to reduces recidivism among young offenders.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: The story of Georgia’s Jessica Colotl has been at the core of debate regarding the Obma-era DACA program. Colotl, a former Kennesaw State Student, is once again is facing possible deportation. Rose Scott gives a news brief explaining that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which presides over DACA cases, has denied Cototl’s request for a renewal. Her DACA status expires at the end of this month.
  • 14:37: We continue to follow the issue of criminal justice reform for juveniles, with a look at the nonprofit Rehabilitation Enables Dreams, also known as RED. Attorney, and founder of RED, David Windecher, has firsthand experience on this issue as a former gang member. He talks about RED’s mission to reduces recidivism among young offenders. Also joining the conversation is Matthew, who was incarcerated and now works with RED.
  • 31:34: More on the news that Georgia’s Colotl has received a denial from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which presides over DACA cases, to her request for a renewal of her DACA status. Attorney Sarah Owings, of Owings Immigration Law and a past chair of the Georgia-Alabama chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, explains the legal process of reviewing DACA cases.
  • 41:40: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, or WHO. The organization says cancer was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015, the latest global figure on cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society, which is headquartered in Atlanta, has a global campaign to make cancer medications accessible for patients and doctors in specific countries in Africa. Meg O’Brien, ACS Managing Director of  Global Cancer Treatment and Global health, talks about the challenges African cancer patients face when receiving treatment.

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