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Chantelle Haynes is the Founder of Caribbean Minds Exposed Through Travel (CMETT). CMETT aims to engage, empower and transform the lives of at-risk youth in the Caribbean through exposure to travel opportunities. Chantelle is also a Consultant with Justice for Juniors, a Washington, D.C. based juvenile justice organization that endeavors to reduce juvenile recidivism through mentoring and tutoring. She is also the Chair of the Justice for Juniors Juvenile Forum. This annual forum brings together prominent advocates, policy specialists, law enforcement and legal experts to discuss an array of issues affecting juveniles in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. As a staunch advocate for youth development and juvenile justice reform, Chantelle is dedicated to finding innovative methods to encourage transformational change in at-risk youth. Prior to her work with Justice for Juniors, Chantelle was a Program Associate with the Institute of Caribbean Studies, where she focused on youth development and social programs. She has completed much research on crime and violence in the Caribbean. Her writing has included policy recommendations on prisoner reentry programs, curbing crime and building community programs. Chantelle graduated Cum Laude from Albright College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is a graduate of American University, where she completed a Master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean region. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University.


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