An article by FLY alumni Miracle Te’o has been featured on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. JJIE is a widely respected resource for any type of information in the world of juvenile justice, and to have her work on their site is an incredible honor. In her article, Miracle discusses the accountability of probation officers, providing some great advice and demonstrating just how ready our youth are to be teachers to adults in the system who hope to do better by them. At FLY, we believe that youth are the experts regarding their own experiences, which is why youth voice is so important. We need to hear directly from youth about how to better support them in creating healthy, free, and productive lives. 

Read her article here.

Miracle’s achievements stretch back several years. During her time at FLY she was part of our Speech Committee and spoke at numerous events. She has mentored other youth and was the President of the Youth Advisory Council.  She serves on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council as well as acting as the youth representative of the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice System Collaborative. 

Miracle continues to strive toward positive change within the juvenile justice system, and we’re so excited to see what other successes her future will hold.