[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 »
The above images are from the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, a big compound off the 101 freeway. For the rest of this month, we are going to focus on juvenile facilities close to home for us, Ventura. For some a summer getaway destination… For others, a place for incarceration.
The Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility was built on a 45 acre parcel in 2003 for $65 million. It has a maximum capacity of 420 juveniles– 240 in detention and 180 in commitment. Since 2002, the Probation Agency has been involved in Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.