Welcome to Study Circle 1! The orienting theme for Study Circle 1 is Facts Are Stubborn Things. By this, we mean that well-established facts--including those addressing issues in juvenile justice--keep surfacing, even amidst myths, half-truths, and misguided interpretations. Mark Twain once said, "Education mainly consists of unlearning what we already know." In that spirit, Study Circle 1 starts right there--by addressing facts and fiction, so to speak, about juvenile justice and kids. Of course, throughout the study circle process, we will continue to provide materials that give you the best evidence science can produce, but this one, in particular, really tackles that job head on.
Study Circle 1 has a multitude of additional responsibilities. We will get to know one another a bit, understand some of the goals and objectives of Our Town Our Kids, and begin the journey to apply ideas to issues YOU identify in your own home community.
Please start with Study Circle 1 Outline. Here you will find the organization and objectives for Study Circle 1. Within the outline are links to various resources. You may choose to follow those links. In addition, each of the links below will lead you to many of the same materials, assignments, and activities associated with Study Circle 1. Let's get started!
Study Circle 1 Outline (see Document list below)
Study Circle 1 Pre-Work
Study Circle 1 Review (to be available following completion of Study Circle 1)
Study Circle 1 Feedback (You may provide your feedback following Study Circle 1)