Drama Club NYC
There is increasing interest and attention to juvenile justice reform in New York; 60% of court involved youth in New York City will ultimately be re-arrested. A year-round organization devoted to arts programming in both pre- and post-sentencing juvenile detention facilities will assist New York City in its system-wide shift from a culture of punishment towards a culture of rehabilitation. For a low cost, Drama Club provides court-involved youth an opportunity to build positive social skills and self-esteem, which studies show leads to lower rates of violence while in detention as well as a lower recidivism rate.
CONTACT: Josie Whittlesey, Founder/Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org