A local nonprofit that helps teens and their families navigate grief is partnering with the DeKalb County Juvenile Court in an effort to stop the prison-to-grief pipeline.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Lisa Aman, the executive director of Kate’s Club, said that grief is hard to understand: it’s invisible and you won’t know how a child is processing it unless you ask them.

Fatima El-Amin, the Chief Judge of DeKalb County Juvenile Court, further explained that in her courtroom she sees children daily who are struggling with layered trauma and the loss of a loved one, often without tools and resources to navigate the situation.

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