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Breaking the mold – juvenile justice takes new form

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm RSVP for this event
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Students take an African drumming class at Camp Afflerbaugh, a juvenile detention facility in La Verne, on Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2016. There is also an art class at Camp Afflerbaugh aimed towards behavior and aggressive replacement training.
Students take an African drumming class at Camp Afflerbaugh, a juvenile detention facility in La Verne, on Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2016. There is also an art class at Camp Afflerbaugh aimed towards behavior and aggressive replacement training.
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Two big movements — the efforts to improve the juvenile justice system and to expand access to the arts and arts education — are coming together in Southern California, where the Los Angeles County Probation Department has dedicated $1 million to support the arts for system-involved youths. Officials say their "L.A. Model" will prioritize restorative justice and rehabilitation over the more rigid, traditional idea of corrections. 

Why do supporters believe this model will work? How do arts help young people in the juvenile justice system — and afterward? Join the conversation with arts education reporter Carla Javier and a panel of experts at KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on Thursday, March 22.

Guests:

Kim McGill – organizer with Youth Justice Coalition
Kaile Shilling – executive director of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

Additional guests to be announced.

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