Arts at the Service of Juvenile Justice
A Public-Private Partnership Focus on High-Risk Youth
Monday, October 17, 10:00am – 11:30am
Organized by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Presented by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Janice Jones, Probation Director, Los Angeles County Probation Department; and Kaile Shilling, Executive Director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.
The Los Angeles County Probation Department formed a powerful partnership with Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Children’s Defense Fund to embed arts programming within juvenile justice facilities throughout the county. This bold pilot program blossomed into the formation of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, a collaborative of eight organizations offering high-quality, sequential arts instruction in visual and performing arts. Presenters will share how putting the arts at the center of juvenile justice can reach youth by building on their strengths in programs that develop empathy, teach responsibility, and harness creativity to inspire a positive perspective on their reentry to the community.