Juvenile Justice Society

The Juvenile Justice Society at WCL was created in 2015 by Charles Ross and Kieley Sutton. The organization seeks to fill the gap in the school and in the community when it comes to serving and representing juveniles. The main project of the Juvenile Justice Society at Washington College of Law is to run a mentoring program at the local juvenile detention center, New Beginnings. A group of AUWCL students travel to Laurel, MD on a weekly basis to work with the scholars at New Beginnings. The program consists of social mentoring, academic aid, and street law instruction. 

The Juvenile Justice Society at Washington College of Law also works with the school to highlight different career opportunities within the Juvenile Justice field. They invite practitioners and professors to talk with its members about the various opportunities available at a professional level.  

The Juvenile Justice Society at Washington College of Law is constantly growing - both in membership and initiatives. Please feel free to contact the Juvenile Justice Society at juvenilejusticewcl@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries.

Our Mission

“The Juvenile Justice Society at Washington College of Law aims to unify all students and community members of the WCL and AU community who are interested in juvenile justice. We believe that such an organization is ever so relevant because of our positive impact on juveniles involved in the criminal justice system through our established mentoring program, other community service, and educating the WCL community on issues that affect juveniles who are incarcerated, were previously incarcerated, or are transitioning back into the community. WCL deserves an organization such as ours to inform the WCL community and associates of their legal relevance in regard to juvenile justice.”