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Justice-Involved Programs

COMPAS teaching artists work with youth and adults currently in jail, prison, and/or court-ordered programming to bring them dynamic arts enrichment and education.

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Empowering justice involved individuals with creative expression can craft and shape brighter futures.

COMPAS justice involved residency programs focus on writing or making new works of art that showcase the skills, capabilities, and creativity of the participants. COMPAS teaching artists can impact juvenile detention programs, court ordered programs, jail programs, and other justice related programming.

Since 2012, COMPAS has been the home of the Women’s Writing and Arts program, which was catalyzed by the Advisory Task Force on Justice Involved Women and Girls. The Women’s Writing and Arts Program seeks to offer creative opportunities specifically for women and girls in justice settings, who often are not offered opportunities for creativity and growth.

Contact Julie at 651-292-3254 to bring a COMPAS Teaching Artist to your facility or community space.

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.