Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities


Using historical and societal analysis of juvenile justice and exploring the significant relationship between the education and justice system, this article provides an extensive critique and analysis of ‘juvenile delinquency’ according to Western/American ideals and how marginalized Black youth are viewed in the juvenile justice system. Is incarceration even necessary to rehabilitate our youth? This article also provides solutions to the systemic issue by proposing and developing research for a social and emotional learning (SEL) based program hosted in Miami that caters to the academic and pro-social skills and overall well being of the youth.

Author Biography

Sophia Aimé is from Miami, Florida and is an American Studies major, Educational Studies minor, with a Legal Studies concentration. She is interested in doing work in juvenile justice and youth development. Sophia thanks everyone who helped in her writing journey.

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