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Imagining Justice

Imagining Justice is an arts-based diversion program hosted by Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, the Stanford Arts Institute, and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. The program is a partnership with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and new collaborations with Contra Costa County and Milwaukee County (Wisconsin) are in development. The DA’s Offices, case management organizations and Stanford partners, identify eligible youth (14-18 years old) accused of committing misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses and offer the opportunity to participate in a pre-filing, pre-arraignment arts diversion program. Participants will complete one to three 90-minute sessions, depending on the agreement with the DAs Office and other partners, including reflection, critical analysis, and art-making. Participation in the arts diversion program results in the dismissal of any criminal charges.

Open positions (click to learn more):

Program Coordinator

Teaching Artist