My Tour of Juvie: The Reblog

I have been Freshly Pressed twice. Surprisingly not for posts that I really liked. This is one of my most favorite posts but no Pressing here, which doesn't matter, I just like it.   The final hour of the training was a walking tour of the facility. As we were walking out of the main …

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Juvie Training: The Reblog

The next two reblogs are two of my favorite posts. I haven't volunteered at juvie for the past year because of scheduling conflicts but will hopefully be able to get back into it in January. Here's the original post: As I mentioned last week, I had volunteer training on Saturday for the Oregon Youth Authority. …

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Look Me in the Eye

I have been meaning to write about this for months. It is well that I forgot because I have had new experiences which have led me to be even more pissed off. I live in Portland near Lewis and Clark College. A small liberal arts school that is charging students $39,970 per year in tuition …

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Voilà la classe française dans la prison!

This past Friday was my second trip to juvie to teach French. My fingerprints cleared the FBI and I have my own security badge. AND the photo is really cute! After the first class I was talking to K. the coordinator and Rev. Craig. I asked them if I had to leave the badge at …

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My First Visit to Juvie: the Tour

The final hour of the training was a walking tour of the facility. As we were walking out of the main building, a group of young men were coming in to do some cleaning. They all stood aside to let us pass and either smiled or just looked at us curiously. (Another boundary thing is …

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My First Visit to Juvie: the Training

As I mentioned last week, I had volunteer training on Saturday for the Oregon Youth Authority. The facility where I want to volunteer and where the training was held is in a small town about 25 miles south of Portland. There's an outlet mall there so I knew where I was going. The long driveway …

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