Arts for Healing and Justice Network
The Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN) is an interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system.
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- LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
AHJN's Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program co-empowers youth to reclaim their narratives. We use the arts as a way to increase empathy and solidarity. Youth-created art transforms how young people see themselves, changes how communities see these young artists, and re-humanizes them within a juvenile justice system that more often than not denies youth their humanity. We connect advocacy to those most impacted; centering arts and art-making as a way to build community, partnership, and resilience in systems-change work.
- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge
Through our Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program, the Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN) supports justice-impacted and at-promise youth in LA County using healing-informed arts education. We offer weekly peer support for youth returning home from incarceration, paid internships with arts organizations, and fellowships helping those most impacted by the juvenile justice system advocate for change. We transform harmful youth narratives by uplifting youth as creators, changemakers, and leaders.