Oversight Matters Episode 5: Youth and Government Oversight Program

Oversight Matters Episode 5: Youth and Government Oversight Program

Learn more about the Youth and Government Oversight Program from the Levin Center.

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On this episode of Oversight Matters my guests discuss the Youth and Government Oversight exercise program. The Levin Center offers this program to the YMCA and other high school level education programs across the nation. A scenario researched by team of Wayne Law volunteer students is prepared and then delivered to high school students who play the committee members and must work together to ask questions and gather facts on the scenario from the witnesses. This year's scenario involves school resource officers and social media algorithms.

The Levin Center has offered a different scenario every year for the simulated oversight hearing by students: one focused on an oil spill in the Great Lakes, another involved young workers being exploited by employers; and the most recent was a school resource officer asked to confront a student whose social media posts had been identified by an algorithm as threatening.

The views expressed on Oversight Matters do not necessarily represent the views of Wayne State University or Wayne State Law School.

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