By Wesley Crichlow, Janelle Joseph
This booklet demonstrates that replacement techniques to legal rehabilitation reach constructing pro-social attitudes and in bettering psychological, actual and non secular well-being for early life and adults in felony and group settings. using mindfulness is highlighted as a foundational software of self-reflexivity, artistic expression and treatment.
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Student) At the end of a short meditation exercise where students were asked to bring attention to their breath and its movement through the body, the teacher asked the young people seated on yoga mats around the room how they were feeling. ” The students, all Black and Hispanic male clients of an Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) program for 16-to-24-year-olds had just come to the end of a class taught by the Lineage Project, a New York City non-profit that offers mindfulnessbased classes to youth in various settings such as detention centres, Alternative to Incarceration/Detention (ATI/ATD) programs, and suspension schools.
In addition to focusing on the individual situated within a social context, we argue for a humanitarian approach that emphasizes community and humane programs that genuinely support healing and personal transformation. We envision a set of integrated practices that include meditation alongside other therapeutic social, psychological, and economic interventions. Humanitarian rehabilitation is focused on harm reduction rather than revenge. Humanitarian rehabilitation constitutes an intelligent approach to non-violence and public safety that goes beyond the singular practice of punishment.
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Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justice: Arts and Physical Engagement in Criminal Justice and Community Settings by Wesley Crichlow, Janelle Joseph