Our Restorative Arts program is a collaboration between Metro Arts and the Metro Nashville Davidson County Juvenile Court. Restorative Arts facilitates meaningful art experiences with the goal of creating safer communities and providing support and opportunities to those directly impacted by the juvenile justice system.

During August, Global Education hosted “Let’s Make a Beat,” a virtual music studio as an alternative due to visitation restrictions from COVID-19. The youth were able to have the same level of interaction with instructors via Zoom. Staff provided the youth with iPads or laptops while global education staff provided instruction via Zoom. They also offer dance, music production mentoring, and theater focused expression.

The Davidson County Juvenile Center (DCJC) is a 40-bed juvenile center for boys and girls, up to age 18, that also serves as the intake and assessment center for all youth taken into custody in the Nashville Metropolitan area. DCJC performs the intake assessment and placement services for the 400+ youth taken into custody each month. DCJC also accepts placement of all youthful offenders being held pending adjudication of their adult charges. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Davidson County Juvenile Center at 615-862-8066 or visit youthopportunity.com/locations/davidson-county-juvenile-center-nashville-tennessee