Southern Chiefs’ Organization to hold first Youth Justice Forum in Winnipeg 

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is inviting youth and young adults who have been involved in the criminal justice system or the child welfare system to an event that will allow them to both reflect on their own experiences, and discuss what programs could be created or enhanced to better serve those who have been involved in one or both of those systems. “We know that First Nations youth are overrepresented in both the justice and child welfare systems. They also experience profound barriers when exiting correctional facilities or aging out of child welfare,” SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said in a media release announcing that the first ever SCO Youth Justice Forum will take place at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre in…

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