or the first time, at new probation facilities juveniles 'aka kids' that are being held by the Probation Department live in 6 kid apartment-like and family-like settings that are in marked contrast with the old cinderblock, terrorizing, and clostrophobic reality! Two big movements — the efforts to improve the juvenile justice system and to expand access to the arts and arts education — are coming together in Southern California, where the Los Angeles County Probation Department has dedicated $1 million to support the arts for system-involved youths. Officials say their 'L.A. Model' will prioritize restorative justice and rehabilitation over the more rigid, traditional idea of corrections. Clearly these are amazing people trying to do an impossible job. If you feel in any way that you might be of assistance to them, please feel free to reach out and help.