MBK engaged youth of color ages 15-25 in a visual research series on juvenile justice and violence prevention using youth-led multimedia to inform diverse audience in Long Beach. Young people had the opportunity to research what resources are available for youth who have been involved in the justice system, and how the community of Long Beach can best support youth development. Youth leaders created various visual products that highlighted the findings and recommendations from their assessments.
Youth Reporters also produced one solution-focused multimedia story on violence prevention and on diverse families who have experienced the criminal justice system so audiences can learn what resources are available for young people and their families when they face the criminal justice system and afterward.
My Brother’s Keeper was a 6 month program, operating from January to June of 2019, and was funded by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.