Recovering Teens Find New Outlets Through Art; News Roundup

Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Mock Court Gets Truant Students Back in the Classroom (
    "At 7:30 on a Wednesday morning, truancy court is in session in a basement room at City Springs Elementary-Middle School. The judge, retired Baltimore City Juvenile Court Master Joyce T. Mitchell, ponders reasons a steady parade of students give for their truancy or tardiness."
  • Double Charged: The True Cost of Juvenile Justice (
    Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. Juvenile Justice system, produced by Youth Radio. This is part one of a two-part series.
  • OP-ED: The Uneasy Transition from Juvenile Hall to Life on the Outside (
    "Exhilaration jolted through my body when I stepped back onto the grounds of Central Juvenile Hall for the first time since my release. I finally knew what it felt like to come back as a free man and not as a detained juvenile. I cherished how different it felt."
  • New York City Teens Get a Second Chance Through Theater (
    "This week, I’m excited to report on an uplifting and innovative program in New York City designed to give justice-involved teens a second chance. The program, Stargate Theatre Company, was recently featured on, so we got in touch with its co-designer, Evan Elkin."

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Cecilia Bianco is an account executive for Prichard Communications. She contributes to the Reclaiming Futures blog regarding topics of juvenile justice reform and substance abuse prevention.

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Updated: May 16 2014