Happy New Year!

What a nice way to end the year and enter 2016, by having our partner, The Crime Report, the nation’s only comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the US and abroad, based in New York, pick up, post and feature Beat contributor’s, Todd Gilliam’s powerful piece, ‘To Me, They Were My Real Family,’ which originally ran in The Beat Within issue, 20.47/48.

We hope you will take the time to read this contribution and share it
with your community.

The Crime Report homepage

To Me, They Were My Real Family

Also, If you did not catch, Jensen Ramos’ piece, ‘I Still Remember the
Day It Happened,’ which The Crime Report posted the other day, please give a read as well…

On a final note,  please do not forget to order your NEW BEAT T-SHIRT. For a limited time only, you can get yourself the very cool Beat logo t-shirt.  If t-shirts are not your thing, consider a gift for a young person leaving juvenile hall who would welcome the chance to sport a t-shirt like The Beat Within.


We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our work this past year, as we look forward to either working or sharing with you more of the powerful voices that come out of our workshops, or from our loyal contributors who write to us from institutions across the US to help educate and teach us through their storytelling.