Reading, writing, math, history, science—of all the things kids learn in school, one of the things we usually don’t teach them is how to deal with being arrested. It can be a pretty daunting situation for a juvenile, with no concept of how the system works and no control over the situation; in the criminal justice system, they’re largely at the mercy of adults.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) seeks to return some power to kids who get arrested by creating a special comic to walk them through each step of the process, laying out what’s expected of them, and most importantly, letting them know that getting arrested won’t ruin their lives. With that thought in mind, it will probably make everything else—from the initial arrest to family court—go much smoother.
I Got Arrested! Now What? is one of a number of fold-out posters from Making Policy Public (part of CUP) that help explain public policy to ordinary people, but the only one presented as a comic. The art is by Danica Novgorodoff, and the issue was produced through a collaboration among with the Center for Court Innovation and the Youth Justice Board.
(via Doodles and Dailies)