Kate Duvall is the attorney responsible for this material, firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-977-0553 ext. 146, JustChildren program of the Legal Aid Justice Center, 1000 Preston Ave., Ste. A, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
My name is Tonya Meadows. I am the child advocate who created the MySpace advocacy page for Christian Romero, the little (then) 8 yr old boy in St. Johns, AZ who was being prosecuted as an adult until he signed the plea deal just after turning 9 yrs old. In my opinion, he is innocent.
I have partnered with a man in WI who runs Djinn Buckingham’s website, MySpace & facebook pages.
I have created a child advocacy website for children & youth caught up in the American judicial system with the focus on advocacy against children being charged, tried, sentenced, & incarcerated as adults.
I live in Roanoke, VA area and am researching resources and fellow advocates to add to our site. In particular, I’m interested in Virginia contacts whom we hope to partner with in the future.
We are currently working on advocating for Humane Treatment for Blade Reed. We are working with an attorney in Indiana who is trying to help, pro bono. We have been successful in getting him out of solitary confinement but news today is that he is being placed on suicide watch. His welfare is an URGENT situation as he has been attacked 3 times since December and is suffering conditions and injuries I can not share at this time. If you could circulate the petition for signatures, it would be great. Here’s the link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/humane-treatment-for-blade-reed/
I’ll be happy to receive any resources you have that I may list on our site.