“They Treat Us Like Animals”: LOUD Dropping Science on How to Change the Juvenile Justice System

Shiv Desai, Amarisa Barboa, Lorena Ramirez, Nicole Maestas, Andrea Abeita
Leaders Organizing 2 Unite & Decriminalize (LOUD)
Saturday, 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm -- Rm 440

Come learn about Leaders Organizing 2 Unite & Decriminalize (LOUD)—a youth-driven activist group. We will discuss using Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) to create systemic changes in the juvenile justice system and to empower youth. We will also discuss challenges we faced within the group and with the work. The workshop includes small group discussions, hands-on activities, and relationship-building strategies.