Arts in Corrections
Advocacy Effort seeks to restore California Arts in Corrections and Communities Programs
California Lawyers for the Arts is working with the William James Association and California Arts Advocates to restore funding for needed arts programs in our correctional facilities and our communities. Previous evidence-based research has documented that inmates who have engaged in arts programs are less likely to be involved in disciplinary incidents and have better parole outcomes.
Dr. Lawrence Brewster of the University of San Francisco has just completed a new study that describes the benefits of arts programs for inmates' attitudes and behavior.
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Alma Robinson spoke on arts in corrections at a meeting of the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board with colleagues from the William James Association and the California Arts Council. See statement here.