How do we treat young people and children who break the law? Does the criminal justice system show compassion for children who end up in trouble with the police? Can sport improve our ability to manage our emotions? Can sport provide a pathway of hope for troubled children?
Kierra Myles is a Mentor Co-ordinator working with children in care and care leavers. She was first arrested when she was just 11 years old and remanded into a secure home when she was 13, before receiving her first custodial sentence at just 15 years old. Kierra has fought hard to break down the external barriers that prevented her from securing a role working with young people and is now helping others to do the same. Kierra is also a keen martial artist and competes at an elite level as an award winning athlete in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
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