Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out For Change

IYSOC gives youth in the juvenile justice system an opportunity to develop solutions to deter juvenile crime and recidivism by asking them what would have made a difference in their lives. Using proven methods for working with youth, this project helps offenders contribute to their individual development, learn new skills to deal with conflict, repair damage done to victims, rebuild relationships with their families, create better relations with enforcement officers. Ultimately, the youth use their firsthand knowledge and insight to help to prevent their peers from making the same mistakes.

Watch an IYSOC member’s presentation at the 2016 Youth Ignite Memphis event: