Connecting Us to Social Justice Work Around the Country
Issue 3: December 15, 2019
Reporting for Work Where You Once Reported for Probation: The Credible Messenger Movement Takes Hold
Sending Some Love: Preview audio recordings to help you get into the holiday spirit
Anquan Boldin and Carl Davis: NFL players call for criminal justice reform for young people
"Overhauling our juvenile justice system is critical. Setting young people up for success after re-entry into society is just as important. That means supporting youth in sealing or expunging their records, pursuing education and employment opportunities, and encouraging youth voter registration." This Op-Ed calls for Democratic presidential candidates to make juvenile justice reform part of their platform and reform agendas. Read their full op-ed here: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/12/11/nfl-players-say-presidential-candidates-need-lead-justice-reform-davis-boldin-opinion/4353417002/
We Must See Our Students as Asset Filled Beings-
Although the authors of this article are primarily focused on working with ELL students, their messages are right on target for our work and our students, even the most hard-to-reach. Here is a link to the full article. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2019/12/15/we-must-see-our-students-as-asset-filled-beings/
Dr. William Barber Launches the Poor People's Campaign and March on Washington--June 2020
Ashtabula County Juvenile Court--Ending Juvenile Detention For Good
Issue 2: November 19, 2019
Juvenile Justice in Georgia, Parts 1, 2 and 3--and an Editorial and a Plea for Action
Part 1: This part examines the tragic, violent teen years of a youth caught up in the Georgia system from the age of 13 https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/deadly-consequences/kZuvlFOFT4hiUNxFZ83sKK/
Part 2: This part highlights the incredible work being done by Judge Steven Teske and his colleagues in Clayton County, GA. https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/second-chance-court-shows-promising-results/Re7Wn6P6cdqYOLv6vSloFO/
Part 3: This part highlights the racial and political underpinnings of Georgia's punitive juvenile justice system. https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/how-fear-politics-forged-georgia-punitive-juvenile-laws/yGje1sJbc2I5VV9wbYxcpL/
From the Editorial Board: Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Juveniles--A plea for state leaders to find a new, better way https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/opinion-bring-criminal-justice-reform-youth/ZrtdIyjrEkyP7hFt0CxGVO/amp.html
The Connector: November Newsletter from our friends at the Vel. R. Philips School in Milwaukee
Hamilton County's Youth Councils take a leading role...
This article is also a part of a larger series that the City Beat has been running about the need for, and attempts at reform there.
Demario Davis leading the charge for fair funding for the Public Defender Service here in New Orleans
This is an incredibly critical issue for our kids, their future, our future. We should all be joining Demario in calling for fair funding for our students public defenders.
College Beyond Bars: Four-part documentary about the Bard Prison Initiative
Introduction-November 3, 2019
Prison: The Washington Post Magazine features writing and articles from current and formerly incarcerated individuals
Even if you don't have time to read the full issue, I encourage you to click on the link, take in the artwork...consider reading an article that strikes you. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/prisons-incarceration-in-us/?can_id=8a72644c545b5a5a37969d956911f82e&email_referrer=email_654184&email_subject=you-dont-want-to-miss-this&link_id=3&source=email-you-dont-want-to-miss-this-12
Unsung: Advocacy and protest songs written and produced by JJ students from around the country-
Rethinking Juvenile Justice: A healing centered approach
Titan Tribune -- Student newspaper from our partner school in Dade County (Miami), Florida
Enjoy the latest edition of the Titan Tribune, a newspaper written by students at the Miami Youth Academy (MYA), the school located inside of the Dade County Juvenile Detention Center. As noted, the class and newspaper is a collaboration between MYA, Exchange for Change and Miami, and the Dade County Public Schools. Exchange for Change is a Miami non-profit that teaches writing classes in youth and adult detention facilities. Our friend and colleague Dan Wynne is the lead teacher at Miami Youth Academy; he supports the class and helps out with design and layout. Enjoy a great student newspaper here: https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/3/#inbox/FMfcgxwDrtxxNtMKGWrWskjqLWwZXzMT
Ear Hustle Podcast, Last Episode of Season 4: Tell Christy I Love Her
This episode really hits home for me. It's hard to listen to, it's incredibly close up and violent. It feels like this could happen to any of our kids--in New Orleans, in DC, Chicago, and in so many cities where we are working.
It's also about redemption, understanding, and the power of restorative practices. Here it is: https://www.earhustlesq.com/episodes/2019/10/16/tell-christy-i-love-her
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