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    Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections offers live musical experiences in New York City’s juvenile justice settings. In connection with this work, WolfBrown, a consulting firm for arts and cultural organizations, has published two papers to explore the impact of the arts in these settings.

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    Our Voices Count:

    The Potential Impact of Strength-Based Music Programs in Juvenile Justice Settings

    by WolfBrown, 2014

    This research paper discusses the potential effects of two choral music-making projects offered by Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections in secure juvenile detention facilities in New York City.

    Research conducted in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in collaboration with New York City's Administration for Children's Services.

    This project was supported in part by an award from the Research: Art Works program at the National Endowment for the Arts: Grant# 13-3800-7014.

    May the Songs I Have Written Speak for Me

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    May the Songs I Have Written Speak for Me:

    An Exploration of the Potential of Music in Juvenile Justice

    by WolfBrown, 2012

    This exploratory paper sets out to answer the question, “What is the potential of music in the lives of court-involved youth?” Written by WolfBrown in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the paper is a major investigation of the potential of music to make contributions to the lives of young people in juvenile justice settings, building on the current work of many of the institutions committed to these young people.