On average, youth incarcerated at New Beginnings (DCís long-term, secure juvenile facility) have already been arrested five times. When they return home, poverty, violence, under-resourced schools, and staggering unemployment await them. Against these steep odds, Open City Advocates re-envisions legal advocacy and each year provides holistic support to 40 youth before, during, and after re-entry. Under the supervision of staff attorneys, law students from Georgetown University serve as trusted confidants and zealous advocates: helping clients develop goals for re-entry, ensuring their due process rights, and seeing that each clientís school, housing, and support services meet his or her needs. Law students receive weekly instruction on post-sentencing representation, and extra support to troubleshoot any challenges. For clients, the results are transformational, with a reconviction rate of just 10%. These kids are living proof that a new start is possible. Letís give them that chance.