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  • Morghan Vélez Young, Ph.D., is an educator and researcher focused on transformative opportunities for those involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She consults and trains through BROWNGIRLHEALING.org and lectures in the Anthropology Department at Fresno State. Contact her at mvelezyoung@csufresno.edu.

  • Jaime Leyva facilitates restorative processes for persons returning to the community from prison. Located in Fresno, he creates healthy and safe spaces for healing and restoration.

College Students with Criminal Records

In my recent study of California college students with criminal records (CSCR), we are invited to bear witness to one way that decolonizing practices can unfold in higher education institutions. In [...] Continue Reading

Punishing Children

Institutions have and will continue to fail on multiple levels no matter the mission statement. This is related to our institutions having been designed within the confines of the U.S. cultural [...] Continue Reading