JJC Guest Teaches at DYS Freedom Schools

On January 25th, 2015, JJC taught at the Freedom School run by Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio at a Department of Youth Services correctional facility.   We presented on the juvenile justice system and sparked some lively discussion with the youth; each young man wrote a blurb on what they would want people to know about their story:

“My time incarcerated has caused me more difficult problems in life than being in the community.”

“Think before you take actions in yourown hands because it could lead to something you’re not expecting.  I felt wrong for what I did and had to serve the consequences.  But there’s always change.”

“Don’t ever disarm a cop…Just let them arrest you.”

Schubert Center Releases Report on Juvenile Corrections in Ohio

On January 8th, 2015, the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University released a report entitled Getting It Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works.  The report tracks Ohio’s use of juvenile correctional settings over the past ten years, including how various initiatives have worked to significantly reduce the number of Ohio youth in these facilities.  The report was authored by Gabriella Celeste, a JJC Board Member.