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Helping teen girls get on the 'write' path

Helping teen girls get on the 'write' path | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
After being laid off, many people might use their severance money to pay bills or buy groceries. Keren Taylor used hers to launch a nonprofit.
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Bringing Hip Hop to Education in a Meaningful Way - TakePart

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Bringing Hip Hop to Education in a Meaningful Way
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Hip-hop archives stand in the distinguished libraries of that school and Cornell. Keeping apace is hip-hop ...
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Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Practical Considerations | NCWD/Youth

Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Practical Considerations | NCWD/Youth | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
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Inmates at Berkshire County Jail use reading to reunite with their children - Berkshire Eagle

Inmates at Berkshire County Jail use reading to reunite with their children - Berkshire Eagle | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
Inmates at Berkshire County Jail use reading to reunite with their children
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"That's huge, just knowing my son can see me when he wants," Williams said, during an interview in the library of the county jail.
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Crime and punishment: Juvenile offenders study Russian literature

Crime and punishment: Juvenile offenders study Russian literature | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
Incarcerated youths say the chance to study with college students has had a profound impact.
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Expansion helps bring 'proper library' to Byron youth detention facility - Contra Costa Times

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Expansion helps bring 'proper library' to Byron youth detention facility
Contra Costa Times
Resident Chris is like many at the facility who start by looking at picture books, then work toward reading into young adult fiction books and finally novels.
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Pima County Juvenile Detention Library | Pima County Public Library | Tucson, Marana, Ajo, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Vail, Arivaca | Arizona

Pima County Juvenile Detention Library | Pima County Public Library | Tucson, Marana, Ajo, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Vail, Arivaca | Arizona | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
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Blind Discretion: Girls of Color & Delinquency in the Juvenile Justice ...

The juvenile justice system was designed to empower its decisionmakers with a wide grant of discretion in hopes of better addressing youth in a more individualistic and holistic, and therefore more effective, manner.


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The Music Man -

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Across L.A., juvenile-detention centers, schools, and libraries have fallen in love with his program. But scientists say .... On Marshall's call, the boys pound out a basic rhythm with their hands, using a book as a drum.
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Looking at the language men use is one way to confront issues of separation - The Boston Globe

Looking at the language men use is one way to confront issues of separation - The Boston Globe | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
At the South Bay House of Correction, the men in Anthony D’Aries’s literacy class are old enough to be his father, who was an Army cook in Vietnam before returning home to a career behind a deli counter.
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SLJ Exclusive Interview: Walter Dean Myers, the New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

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Gangs, Drugs, and Renewal: Self-published Memoirs Offer Hope to Troubled Teens | School Library Journal

Gangs, Drugs, and Renewal: Self-published Memoirs Offer Hope to Troubled Teens | School Library Journal | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
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Actor Hill Harper tries to help boys in Maryland juvenile treatment - Cecil Whig

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Actor Hill Harper tries to help boys in Maryland juvenile treatment
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His latest book was pre-released to the Victor Cullen library in mid-October so that the youth could read it before Harper's visit.
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How To Share Books with Prisoners - GalleyCat - Mediabistro

How To Share Books with Prisoners - GalleyCat - Mediabistro | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
He would have read every book in that facility's library had it not been for the paperback donations that arrived each month. I think those saved him. I know they helped saved me. I clerked for two civilian employee prison ...
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Reading program taken to youth in detention centers - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City

Reading program taken to youth in detention centers - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
Reading program taken to youth in detention centers - KCTV5
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Rob Herron III and Derrick Barnes both work with the Kansas City Public Library's outreach program.
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Area woman earns recognition - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Area woman earns recognition - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Area woman earns recognition Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission has named Connie Kaiser, longtime superintendent of the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center, as...
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The High-Heeled Librarian: My Library Story

The High-Heeled Librarian: My Library Story | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
The second library system I worked for opened a small satellite library in the local Juvenile Detention facility. Teens between the ... I would promote the books we had in the collection there, fiction and non-fiction titles.
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Juvenile detention down sharply in Pima County - Arizona Daily Star

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Juvenile detention down sharply in Pima County
Arizona Daily Star
Unused living units have been transformed into a branch of the Pima County Public Library, a computer lab and more space for the center's medical unit.
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Literacy for Incarcerated Teens

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Structure is a fact of jail life | TriCities.com

Four Castlewood High School students likely began their stay in the Highlands Juvenile Detention Center with a strip search and swapping their street clothes for a set of prison-orange coveralls and slippers.
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sonja groover's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:04 AM

As I began reading this article tears began falling from my eyes and my heart began to flutter. I began realizing to myself that the system is over our children and not us as parents anymore. The reason for this cause because the parents have lost site to their responsibilties. We as parents don't want to take on the full job of a parent, and for the most part is dealing with the behaviors of our kids, instead we reward them with devices and allow them to interact with different things of the world that draws their attention to a number of things that brings rebellious activity into the home. Instead we turn our heads from the problems, and come into denial and when the behaviors get too far out of hand, we want to confront the law and the system to the  problem. In all reality it our job for the bible  declares that charity begans at home which means love and discipline and to train a child in a way that they should go. From the beginning of time we were charged by GOD to fufill these duties of our children, but we have become lazy and inconsiderate to the fact that our child needs us through love, communication, discipine, understanding, leadership, prayer, and both parents. Just because we as parents are not together as a couple or as a husband or a wife, does not mean we can't be the parent to the child. We as parents have to be a team of support for that child no matter how hard it gets. When we think enough of leading our kids in the right direction, we got to learn to put our differences to the side and learn to communicate better to want to see what we as the parents brought forth into the world survive this big old world, because without the proper guidance our children will continue to fall and the system will take full control over them and  us.

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Critical Issues in Juvenile Detention Center Libraries | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Critical Issues in Juvenile Detention Center Libraries | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
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Author Walter Dean Myers Says 'Reading Is Not Optional' for Kids | PBS NewsHour | July 31, 2012

Author Walter Dean Myers Says 'Reading Is Not Optional' for Kids | PBS NewsHour | July 31, 2012 | Juvenile Prison Outreach | Scoop.it
Walter Dean Myers is the award-winning author of over 100 books, written especially for young adults and children. His goal: to get more children reading.
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SLJ's 2012 Day of Dialog: Walter Dean Myers Vows to Close the Reading Gap

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