JUVENILE JUSTICE ARTS INIATIATIVE(FORMERLY JUVENILE JUSTICE DIGITAL ARTS PROJECT, JJ-DAP)
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JJ ARTS is a one-on-one emergent arts and media
mentorship project for incarcerated girls.
We see a person, not a number.
JJ ART’s pilot program was launched in person
at the Columbia Secure Center for Girls in
Upstate New York in July of 2019.
Columbia Secure Center for Girls is located in the Hudson
Valley region of New York State. The youth are juvenile
offenders/youth offenders who, while under the age of 16,
committed certain designated feloniesand and were convicted
and sentenced in adult criminal court. Depending upon the
youth's sentence, these youth may remain in OCFS placement
up to 21 years of age.