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Juvenile court to have art project at Summit for Kids

Published: July 30, 2014 12:00 AM

The Summit County Juvenile Court will have a family-friendly art project at the 5th Annual Summit for Kids event on Aug. 2 at the John S. Knight Center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

"Adventures in Peace" invites families to come to Hay Room 'A' on the first floor of the Knight Center to create some artwork and place it on a "globe" that will be displayed at various events in the coming months.

"Adventures in Peace" is part the Peace, Justice & Equality (PJ&E) movement, a community-wide initiative designed to promote greater understanding and communication among the community's youth, their parents and law enforcement. The desired results are reducing the amount of minority youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system and creating safer neighborhoods in the process. The Peace, Justice and Equality Committee is working to facilitate that communication through the use of Peace Circles, where the parties can meet to engage in meaningful dialogue.

"The art project is the first of many activities that we hope will enhance awareness of the Peace, Justice and Equality message," said Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio. "It's an opportunity for families to do something fun together while, at the same time, contributing to the PJ&E movement."

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