Many people choose to shield their children from the truth. At VLA, I appreciate that we take pride in doing the opposite of that. Young people are hearing about police violence constantly in the news. They are viewing footage and hearing the opinions of media outlets and adults in their lives. They are struggling to digest, understand, and determine where they stand. They need the support and guidance of adults whom they trust to tell them the truth and show confidence in the fact that young people have the capacity to understand the complexities of particular cases to formulate their own opinions.