IOW Alumni were very excited to participate in the Loyola Youth Poetry Summit on June 3rd. The Summit was organized by Loyola Law School’s Center for Restorative Justice and kicked off the first annual Another Way: Restorative Justice for Youth Conference. more
On June 22nd, seven Alumni, along with mentors and staff attended a 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Center Theatre Group invited IOW to participate as part of the Target Young Audiences Program. more
On Saturday June 25th, 30 students who participate in IOW’s Writing Program at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall gathered for the 2011 Writers’ Retreat. more
I am running from misery.
I guess you can say that
I’ve been running from misery
Practically my whole life! more
With great excitement, IOW recently launched a monthly series of life skills enrichment sessions for Alumni. The program targets the needs of young people as they transition from incarceration back into our communities. more
On March 26th, the 2011 Writers’ Retreat was held at Central Juvenile Hall.
Over 80 students from 13 living units recited their original pieces before their peers, teachers and special guests, including students from Occidental College and USC. more
“Sister Janet has been a warrior for the rights of young people who find themselves caught up in a broken juvenile justice system.”
–– Ian Graham
InsideOUT Writers is honored to be a part of a community of organizations and individuals who are committed to transforming the juvenile justice system. more
The Alumni Program launched its much-anticipated mentoring program on Thursday, March 10th at a fun-filled, emotional kickoff event. more
On February 21st, three brave alumni, Esther Caballero, Jimmy Valdez and Benjamin Aparicio, participated in a community screening of the documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, reading pieces they had composed on the themes of hope and freedom. more
Two alumni, Marshon Yancy and Taylor Lytle are participating in Loyola Law School’s LGBTQ Youth in Detention Task Force, more