Music YoU JAM uses group music therapy sessions to work with at at-risk or incarcerated youth, adults and veterans.
For youth, this program is one of many alternatives to incarceration helping to reduce juvenile incarceration throughout the state. Through group exercises and discussions, youth learn coping mechanisms and how to better read others feelings. In short, kids are leaving prisons — and harmful behaviors behind.
For adults and veterans, this means less isolation from peer and the ability to tackle depression, PTSD, and other emotional disorders. It’s about expressing oneself, patiently working as a group to ease anxiety, and better regulating mood.