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Ollin Girls-LGBTQ Curriculum (OGC) has been developed out of a critical need to build a cadre of girls, family and community advocates to join the movement of youth justice systems transformation.

The OGC facilitates a path towards leadership development and meaningful opportunities for involvement by previously system involved girls-LGBTQ, in decision making roles by building capacity and knowledge of youth justice transformation.

The purpose of OGC is to prepare girls-LGBTQ to be youth justice system reform advocates. The OGC builds on the innovation of bridging healing informed “La Cultura Cura” work with detention reform, by providing space for leaders to heal, restore and renew and preparing to engage with youth justice stakeholders to transform the youth justice systems.

The OGC is an 8-session curriculum, that meets twice a week for 3-hour sessions. The sessions provide historical contextual and critical analysis of the current status of the justice system at a local, state and national level. Girls-LGBTQ utilize what they have learned collectively, to incubate and catalyze ideas for change. The girls-LGBTQ will use strengths of the Chicanx/Latinx community to recommend innovative approaches to reduce disparities of Chicanx/Latinx youth.


*Attend youth justice policy meetings and understand the goals, objectives, issues and outcomes being discussed in these meetings;.

*Articulate the youth justice language, flow and data with confidence in collaborative meetings.

*Develop policy positions and recommendations that align with ending use of incarceration for Chicanx/Latinx/Indigenous, YoC and gender expansive youth.

*Collaborate with other youth leaders, community based organizations, and system players knowing how to assess their positions as it relates to ending incarceration for youth.

*Utilize a healing centered approach to conduct self care and meet with like minded colleagues in a safe space for leaders to heal, restore and renew.


*How to utilize a "La Cultura Cura" healing centered approach to open and close each session, in a safe space utilizing this approach for leaders to heal, restore and renew to show up fully present to the work.

*Knowledge on the history, language, flow and roles of various stakeholders in the youth justice system.

*How to understand the various types of leadership styles and selecting aspects of leadership styles that resonate with you

*Knowledge on reading, understanding, speaking and utilizing data to support a policy position and data driven recommendations.

*How to build on "La Cultura Cura" approaches as restorative, protective, fortitude that assists youth in exiting the system.

If you have any questions please contact us.


NOTE: We are in the process of developing this curriculum for boys and families.

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