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Your Call: Writing and making art from inside juvenile hall


We’ll have a conversation about The Beat Within, a writing and conversation program in juvenile halls. The organization serves over 5,000 youth through workshops in California county juvenile halls.

The Beat Within partners with community organizations working to ensure formerly incarcerated youth lead a healthy, nonviolent, and productive life. They also publish a biweekly magazine. What are the best ways to keep kids out of jail? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, live at 10 am, with Rose Aguilar, and you


David Inocencio, director and co-founder of The Beat Within

Jesus Martinez, case manager in Oakland, working with young men in the Juvenile Justice system in Alameda County

Monica Carlos, facilitator for The Beat Within

Web Resources:

The Beat Within

Sacramento Bee: Prison for kids doesn’t work, and good alternatives are out there

Capital Weekly: Life without parole: Reforms target youthful offenders

KQED News: Will California Counties Rethink Charging Parents Fees for Locked Up Kids?

UC Berkeley: Making Families Pay

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.