DMC Action Network e-News - June 2010
Published Jun 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
At the age of sixteen, Edwin Desamour was convicted as an adult for third-degree murder. He spent eight years in an adult penitentiary and eleven and a half years on parole. Now, twenty years later, the North Philadelphia native is working with other concerned adults as part of an organization called Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC) to build relationships with at-risk youth and break the cycle of violence and poverty that contributes to DMC. Through the Latino Juvenile Justice Network, a component of the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, Edwin is also raising awareness of racial and ethnic disparities in the city's juvenile justice system.