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:


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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.