Creative Writing Class
Residents of the Ocean Co. Juvenile Detention Center may attend Creative
Writing, on a voluntary basis, one time weekly. Presented here are some of our
resident's writings, for your consideration:
The Creative Writing Group, developed and implemented by Ms. Krista Schack,
staff Social Worker, provides the juveniles in our care the opportunity to
express themselves, their experiences, and their feelings in an appropriate
manner through stories and poems, without fear of ridicule.
Participants in this group are at times given “theme” assignments, which often
encourage significant introspection. They are also given the opportunity to
occasionally write freely about subjects that interest and move them.
Very often we fail to see the creativity, emotion and talent in our youth. This
program provides them the opportunity to express these traits and qualities,
while also giving us the chance to witness their talents.