Category: Community Partners

Book Wish Grant for Students

Last holiday season Leslie Poston, IOW’s Director of Programs, wrote about the emotional hardships our students face when spending the holidays in the halls. This year, IOW was awarded a Book Wish Grant from First Book and will receive 420 brand new books that will be distributed to students in the halls. more

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Higher Learning – Crossover Youth

Working with Incarcerated Foster Youth
 
When I first entered the juvenile correctional facility in 2000, I had no idea that there were so many foster youth behind bars. Having grown up in the foster care system myself and watching as my brothers were incarcerated, it was as though I had gone back in time to my own youth.
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Anti-Recidivism Coalition Launches to Help Youth

After several years of volunteering and informal work with young people in the criminal justice system, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) was officially launched as a non-profit community based organization earlier this year. ARC founder Scott Budnick, who is a former IOW board member and current teacher and member of the Advisory Board, is a successful Hollywood producer who has had a long time passion to help young people in the system. more

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Higher Learning: Sex Trafficking

InsideOUT Writers is honored to be a part of a community of organizations and individuals who are committed to transforming the juvenile justice system. This column highlights people who are making a difference. In this issue, Markese Freeman of the Los Angeles County Probation Department, discusses the tragedy of sex trafficking in LA County.
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IOW in Partnership

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Although the majority of IOW classes are held inside Los Angeles County’s three juvenile halls, partnerships with other organizations and institutions allow IOW teachers to reach a broader population. more

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Higher Learning: Lyrics on Lockdown

InsideOUT Writers is honored to be a part of a community of organizations and individuals who are committed to transforming the juvenile justice system.

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Higher Learning: Juvenile Life Without the Possibility of Parole

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

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Oxy in Action
Oxy Students, IOW Alumni and staff

Oxy Students, IOW Alumni and staff

The Alumni Program’s efforts to empower and build the capacity of formerly incarcerated youth would not be possible without the support of key community partners.  more

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LA Opera at Central Juvenile Hall

Heads turned as 100 students in IOW’s Writing Program at Central Juvenile Hall and more than 40 Alumni and special guests tried to figure out where the deep, powerful voice was coming from.  Suddenly more

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Alumni Photography Class
Benjamin Aparicio

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Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the summer, InsideOUT Writers partnered with East Los Angeles College (ELAC) to pilot a four-week “Intro to Photography” class for Alumni. more

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