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DC Lawyers for Youth Fall Ball

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DC Lawyers for Youth held its annual Fall Ball at the Woolly Mammoth Theater. We snapped DCLY executive director R. Daniel Okonkwo with the Campaign for Youth Justice's Angella Bellota and Carmen Daugherty. Daniel tells us that DCLY, which is 7 years old, helped introduce the Youth Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act this year, which would help keep juveniles out of adult jails.


Here's Georgetown's Aya Waller-Bey, Venable's Julia Bennett, and The Advancement Project's Leigh Chapman. The Advancement Project, where Leigh is a voting rights attorney, celebrated its 15th anniversary this year.


DCLY works to improve the juvenile justice system in the District. Among attendees, we spotted business attorney Sterling Ashby, Joshua Roth, House counsel Donald Sherman, Tom Adkins, Kristin Can, and Jason Powell.