The sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline leaves youth highly vulnerable to the juvenile justice system, disproportionately affecting girls, gender expansive, trans and gender-nonconconforming youth. And even more so, youth of color.
The Art of Yoga Project brings movement and art curriculums to the underserved and at-risk youth of Northern California’s juvenile justice system.
Aaron Kinzel is helping men like him, who were incarcerated as teenagers, to talk about their mental health and create art reflecting their experiences.
Founded in 1883, National Crittenton was the first group to open its doors to young women pushed to the edges of society, providing a safe place to sleep, community and emotional support. National Crittenton still wrestles against the risk factors — sex trafficking, domestic violence and poverty — that drove girls into the juvenile justice system more than a century ago, and still do today.