Last night I had the great pleasure to live tweet an event at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. The event, Art with a Story, was a multimedia fundraising event featuring visual and performance art to honor Youth Justice Awareness month. I was invited to the event by fellow Public Allies Maryland (and AmeriCorps) Alum, Shannon Daley.
About the Just Kids Partnership: Just Kids is a campaign working to change the way youth charged as adults are treated in the Maryland justice system through policy change, community organizing and public education.
Their goals are threefold: (1) reduce the number of youth who are charged and tried as adults; (2) advocate for policies that transfer fewer youth to the adult criminal justice system; and (3) increase the number of safe and effective community-based programs and practices that serve youth who are accused of serious offenses.
Here’s the social media roundup from the event:
For more information check out these links:
- Just Kids Storybank Blog
- Community Law in Action
- Fast Facts
- Just Kids: Baltimore’s Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System A Report of the Just Kids Partnership to End the Automatic Prosecution of Youth as Adults (PDF)
- Take Action: Help to ensure the safety of Maryland’s youth and communities
- Just Kids Facebook
- Just Kids Twitter
- Moving Maryland Forward Network
- Public Justice Center