New Jersey Justice Through Arts, an initiative of Youth Justice New Jersey, seeks to build a community of artists from all different mediums to join together to say: We must #CloseJamesburg and #CloseHayes because #150yearsisenough.
"In my experience playing jazz music, I have seen and experienced its ability to uplift and empower a community of people," said Alexander Laurenzi, a musician with Jazz House Kids, Alumni All Star Band, pictured below at the Institute's June 28th rally, outside the New Jersey Training School for Boys. "With this campaign, artists have the unique opportunity to not only inspire necessary change in the juvenile justice system, but to use their talents to bring communities together."
To learn more about the #150yearsisenough campaign to close New Jersey's youth prisons and replace them with a community-based system of care, please click here. If you are an arts organization or an artist in New Jersey who wants to join New Jersey Justice Through Arts please email Juvenile Justice Campaign Manager Retha Onitiri at firstname.lastname@example.org.