We Must Look Inside Ourselves for Unconscious Bias that Punishes Unfairly in Schools
The hit series from Disney’s A&E Network became the most watched original series launch in the network’s history with an audience of 3.7 million people.
An eye-opening and heart-wrenching portrayal of juvenile ‘justice’ through the eyes of a child.
“The statistic is horrific. One in three children will be arrested by the time they are 23 and many of them will spend time in detention centers, actually prisons, who do little to rehabilitate. In fact, each year some two million children are arrested in this country.”
Despite evidence that scared straight-type programs are ineffective and can even be harmful in the long run, many parents continue to turn to local jails for help when it comes to behavioral issues with their children.
Behold the landscape of juvenile solitary confinement, and how quickly it can change.
The older authority figure wins the trust of the young target by cultivating a false friendship, having heart-to-heart conversations, giving gifts, offering protection. And then the sex ensues, sometimes forced, sometimes seemingly consensual.
A writing and mentoring program in Los Angeles for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth is changing their lives from the inside out.