Richard Ross Richard Ross is the Executive Director of www.juvenile-in-justice.com and Juvenile-in-Justice. He is the principal photographer for the Juvenile-in-Justice project and travels frequently throughout the country to photograph and interview incarcerated children. Ross lectures frequently and has spoken at the Vera Institute of Justice, the 7th Annual Models for Change Conference, JDAI conferences, The Justice for Youth Summit, and many more. He is the author of Juvenile-in-Justice the book which received the American Library Association's 2013 Alex Award. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fulbright, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1977.
  • The [Justice] Short List 8-15-14 [vc_single_image image=”6591″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” caption=”Upcoming news and events from the studio, we hope to see you there!” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [blank_spacer height=”10px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [blank_spacer height=”10px” […] No responses August 15, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 7-18-14 [vc_single_image image=”6401″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [blank_spacer height=”10px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [box title=”OP-ED: Cops and Community, How to Repair a Broken Relationship” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first […] No responses July 18, 2014
  • The girls carry knives. “I’ve been here a month and I have a month to go. I’m in eighth grade, but I haven’t been to school since I was in sixth grade. I hardly ever go to school. I hang out with my friends on State Street or we drive around or we go to the beach. I hang […] No responses December 11, 2013
  • It’s my second time, third for my sister. “We’re in for property damage, not “sanction house.” Been here two days. We were trying to steal someone’s tags [license plates.] I was 14 when I first came here. It’s my second time, third for my sister. We live with our mom. Dad lives by himself. I see my dad all the time. I’m in […] No responses December 4, 2013
  • None of us kids live together. “I got in a fight with my mom and my dad called the police. She hit me upside my head with a book. I hit her back. Those were the original charges. I’m only here until 4:30 today and my mom and dad will pick me up. My mom is bipolar. She got up in […] No responses November 27, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 11-21-13 [vc_single_image image=”5855″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” image_link=”http://www.vera.org/stop-and-frisk-study-infographic” link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [box title=”‘Your Body’s Not Free, But Your Mind Is'” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] A truly inspiring organization, with […] No responses November 22, 2013
  • I fought her in 2011 and I’m still on probation. “They say I’m in sanction house. I don’t even know—I think it’s just a jail. Last night I was in my own bed. This is my first time here. I violated my probation by staying out.  I was supposed to be home at 8 on Thursday night. But I stayed out and was at a […] No responses November 20, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 11-15-13 [vc_single_image image=”5848″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” image_link=”http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LGBTimmigration1.pdf” link_target=”_self” caption=”Section of ‘Immigration Reform and the LGBT Community,’ from the Center for American Progress. Click image to view infographic in full.” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your […] No responses November 15, 2013
  • I been in 20 different rooms here. “I first came here at 13. My first charge was having a knife and drugs. The drugs? Weed. I was here for a week—was the worst place I ever want to be…..locked up. I came back a couple of months later. More weed charges. They put me on adult probation at 13. This went on […] No responses November 13, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 11-8-13 [vc_single_image image=”5843″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” image_link=”https://www.aclu.org/prison-profiteers” link_target=”_self” caption=”Check out the ACLU’s Prison Profiteers video series: click the image or the link below” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [box title=”ACLU: Prison Profiteers” […] No responses November 8, 2013
  • We got to 50, and then decided to go to 100. “It’s my first time here. I’m accused of sexually molesting my 5-year-old brother. My grandparent and parents visit on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday. Mom is a nurse. Dad a car mechanic. He quit that and is now trying to be a salesman. It was kind of scary when I first got here. I was […] No responses November 6, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 11-1-13 [vc_single_image image=”ype-of-5814″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [box title=”Can Theater Help Solve California’s Prison Overcrowding Crisis?” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Allowing prisoners to express themselves is […] No responses November 1, 2013