PROGRAMS

Breakingthecycle

Through its Writing and Alumni Programs, IOW provides a continuum of care to youth and young adults who have been impacted by the criminal justice system both during and following their incarceration.more

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THE RECIDIVISM CRISIS

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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, recidivism is defined as “a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially: relapse into criminal behavior.”more

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Jessica Martinez

Jessica has spent the last several years redefining herself on the outside as well as the inside.  As another student described her transformation, “It’s like the real Jessica is coming out to play.” more

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Look Inside

Gary Gilbert
 
“I’m not a writer,” she said.
 
She was only fifteen, a quiet girl in a spirited unit, and like so many other students I had taught, her eyes seemed to have enough sadness for an entire lifetime. more

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THE WRITERS’ CORNER

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Check out the Writer’s Corner archive!

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IN DEPTH

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If you want to know our students, read their words and you will hear their voices.

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