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YOUTH DEFENDER,

JUSTICE ADVOCATE, TRAINER, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, LAW PROFESSOR

As an expert on race, adolescence, and policing, Professor Kris Henning, writes extensively about the criminalization of Black youth. She is a former lead attorney for the juvenile unit of the DC Public Defender Service and continues to represent clients as the Blume Professor of Law and
Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative at Georgetown Law. As an advocate and industry expert she trains juvenile defenders and other juvenile and criminal justice stakeholders on implicit racial bias and the role race plays in police encounters with youth.

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