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Dequan Jackson Can!

Organized by: Susan Jackson

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Thank you! We're making a difference for Dequan!
October 17, 2016

Hello All, Thank you for your generous donations. I am happy to see we have raised $1000. A great achievement, I think, for a bunch of total See More

THE STORY:

Photo by Charlotte Kesl (from New York Times article)

Dequan Jackson is a 16-year-old honor student and star linebacker at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida with dreams of getting a football scholarship. He already has offers from two colleges. But his inability to pay court fees for his one brush with the law at age 13 has left him on endless probation and burdened him and his family with ever-growing debt that threatens his future. 

Here's the original story in the New York Times: "Court Costs Entrap Non-White Poor Juvenile Offenders: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/us/court-costs-entrap-nonwhite-poor-juvenile-offenders.html

Here's an update from the Times: "The Injustice of Making Kids Pay" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/opinion/the-injustice-of-making-kids-pay.html?_r=0

Dequan and his classmates are speaking on Capitol Hill today!:http://www.news4jax.com/web/wjxt/positively-jax/local-students-hope-to-bring-big-change-on-capitol-hill#

$1,000

 

20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Susan Jackson

    $50

  • Meredith Jacks

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa Keiner

    $100

  • Joan Hilgers

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Justice Reform

    $25

  • Christine Lerner

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Sheila Jackson

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson

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Christine Lerner

Christine Lerner

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Justice Reform

Justice Reform

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We need criminal justice reform now! 2 years ago

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Joan Hilgers

Joan Hilgers

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Lisa Keiner

Lisa Keiner

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