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Our children's house: Interviews with youth on their experiences with juvenile detention (2002)

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Photo: AFSC

The American Friends Service Committee’s New Directions Youth Project in Newark, NJ was comprised of a curriculum-based program for young people who had a first time brush with the law. “Our Children’s House” emerged from testimonies that these youngsters gave about their experiences in youth detention. The pamphlet led to the writing of a play of the same name, currently being used in high school social concerns classes. The young people themselves became part of a documentary done by WITNESS and the Ella Baker Center called “Books Not Bars.”

Created Date 
Dec 29, 2014