[Highlights from the week's juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.]
via NY Times: ‘Who is Poor?’
There are three ways of defining poverty. This op-ed piece explores all three while positing that “the lack of definition in our definition of poverty is part of the problem; it helps to answer the question of how the richest country in the history of the world could have so many people living in a state of deprivation.”
Read the op-ed HERE
via Youthprise: ‘JDAI Black History Month Video’
via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: ‘A House of Art Offering Inner-City Youth A Way Out’
Samantha Caiola introduces us to Graffiti Zone, a Chicago non-profit providing young people with the space and guidance to produce legal graffiti, sound mixing and slam poetry. Run by a 20-year-old Chicago native, Graffiti Zone aims to … Read More »
I’ve been here eight months, I’m serving a three-year sentence.
I’m here for manslaughter. I did two years and then went home, but did a curfew violation or something. Been back here for four months. My mother comes every Sunday and braids my hair. My Father is still in Africa. It’s really boring here. Really boring. Boring. Boring. Boring.
-B.F, age 18, Burnaby Youth Custody Services Center, British Columbia, Canada