Grantee Cohort Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020
Location Los Angeles, CA
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) utilizes arts to build resiliency and wellness in justice-impacted youth and seeks to transform the juvenile justice system. Young people who themselves are directly impacted by the juvenile justice system lead the efforts to design effective policy and drive reform around youth diversion and incarceration. AIYN received an Art for Justice grant to continue to replicate its model outside of California. AIYN trained nonprofits in New Mexico to create arts-based network models in their juvenile justice system. It’s now working with partners in San Diego and exploring partnerships in Columbus, Ohio to do the same.