May 12, 2017

​​We invite you to join our mini lesson in experiencing where a story is going, once the writing has been developed for 8-10 weeks.   In a truly bilingual program, Spanish, English and Portuguese speaking students from Patchogue/Medford High School write side by side w...

May 11, 2017

We invite you to watch our video presentation of the culminating reading of Stories for Youth Justice, featuring student readers from LIU Post University and Westbury High School, following a rich semester of writing in which young people celebrated their challenges, j...

March 14, 2016

We often like to look at an issue in isolation. If we are talking about youth who commit crime or victims of violence, we often allow small snapshots of stories to guide our perspective, opinions and stances on a variety of topics that will ultimately shape our collect...

August 24, 2014

The force behind this program is Tanasha Gordon,  a student from Central Islip High School who is member of  Touro Law Center’s branch of  Herstory’s Youth Writing for Justice Program. There,  lawyers and teachers, law interns, and community activists write side by sid...

July 16, 2014

In this program, we focus on the public awareness campaign to Raise the Age in New York State. The campaign is working towards raising the age of criminal responsibility, ending the practice of housing children in adult jails and prisons, and ensuring that children in...

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