If you have any interest in juvenile justice you might want to listen to episodes of “Caught” Here is what The New Yorker has to say about this amazing podcast
“Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice,” from WNYC Studios and hosted by Kai Wright, introduces us to kids, both inside and outside the incarceration system, who are trying to find their way out of trouble. It’s impressively wide-ranging, giving context about neuroscience, sentencing, and progressive approaches to helping young people, and it’s impressively fine-grained, too, telling intimate, nuanced stories with empathy and honesty. “What happens once we decide a child is a criminal?” Wright asks. “What does society owe those children, beyond punishment?” What makes “Caught” truly stand out is the voices of its subjects: the kids sound like kids, which, considering their circumstances, is startling in itself. They are finding their way—discovering who they are, who to trust, how to act. “There’s some people that belong in jail and there’s some people that’s misguided and don’t know what to do,” one boy says. He says he’s a mix: “I want to be a good guy, but sometimes I’m a bad guy.” “Caught” makes us consider some of the most basic questions about growing up, being human, and being humane.
so find a nice warm place, put on your warmest pj’s, make a decadent hot chocolate and read the latest edition of The Difference! Follow up by checking out your options on the Pro Bono Program website https://www.law.sc.edu/pro_bono
You know what skills you need to succeed; let pro bono help you enhance those skills and warm your heart!
Happy Holidays and safe travels!
true but not to worry, there is evidence that there will still be a need for people skills! Are you working on improving your people skills ( interviewing, problem solving, explaining, listening) ?
No of course you aren’t….right now…. because you are preparing for exams! But after exams let’s talk and see what we can do to improve your people skills and even your “beat the robot skills”.
More on the robot trend in this article from Forbes
and remember robots do not have what it takes to take a law school exam!
Volunteers and donors from BLSA, CALS, J. Law and Education, PILS, Pro Bono Board and WIL cooked, donated and served a full Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents at the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place.
“Delicious, thank you, whipped cream!” When we shared the tradition of the wishbone, one young boy won and whispered to me that his wish was ” I hope we are in our own home next year” I whispered to him, ” that was my wish for you!”
Thanks to everyone who donated food, cooked and served! A great team effort!
Enjoy these photos from the event https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnhWcfU