Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justice: Arts by Wesley Crichlow, Janelle Joseph

By Wesley Crichlow, Janelle Joseph

This publication demonstrates that substitute techniques to felony rehabilitation reach constructing pro-social attitudes and in enhancing psychological, actual and non secular health and wellbeing for early life and adults in legal and neighborhood settings. using mindfulness is highlighted as a foundational instrument of self-reflexivity, artistic expression and remedy.

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The Lineage Project has also developed collaborations with community-based organizations to provide coordinated complementary programing. In one setting, for example, they coordinate with a program run by a hospital in Harlem that provides a 12-week program on issues related to health and wellness for young girls in the community. In all settings, Lineage Project staff work hard to build relationships with managing personnel and frontline staff. As a general rule, whenever Lineage Project teachers are teaching, facility or program staff members are required to be in attendance.

We want to avoid implications that we are trying to “produce” certain kinds of individuals. Instead, we are advocating for creating environments where healing is allowed to unfold. While meditation programs have begun to appear with greater frequency in adult correctional facilities, meditation-based experimental programs have been implemented in juvenile facilities much less frequently than with incarcerated adults (Black, Milam, & Susman, 2009). There are approximately 94,000 juveniles in detention centres in the US (Nurse, 2010), and males comprise 85 per cent of the population (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006).

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