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Arts program provides incarceration alternative

February 21, 2017
In a recent article on artnet news, we read details about a new arts program which offers an alternative to imprisonment for minors in Brooklyn, New York.
Artist Shaun Leonardo and SoHo nonprofit art space Recess have teamed with Brooklyn Justice Initiatives to offer a ‘Diversion program’, in which young people convicted of misdemeanors can learn about performing the stories of their lives and about art decision-making, after which prosecutors have the option to close and seal their cases.
The nine-month pilot program has now been underway for one month.
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