Entries by Megan Buchanan

Years after they gave him his start, Xavier returns to Starbucks

Youth Justice Advocate Xavier McElrath-Bey delivered a keynote address about life-without-parole sentences for children to staff at the Starbucks Corporation in Seattle in August. He was joined by Executive Director Jody Kent Lavy and Dolphy Jordan, a member of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network (ICAN), who also delivered remarks during the event. Starbucks hired Xavier […]

Three new staff members join the CFSY

Megan Buchanan is the new program assistant at the Campaign. Megan is originally from Los Angeles, California, and attended college at American University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in international studies.   She previously worked at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community as a development intern, and more recently as an intern at the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. As the Campaign’s program assistant, Megan will […]

New CFSY's report highlights recent momentum for reform

The Campaign’s new publication, Righting Wrongs: The Five-Year Groundswell of State Bans on Life Without Parole for Children, highlights keys to recent reforms that have advanced the national trend of banning these extreme sentences for children. The publication features the successes enabled by partners and supporters like you in states across the country. It also shares […]