Storycatchers Theatre uses a clinically-supported, trauma-informed and award-winning writing process to train court-involved youth to craft musical theatre from their own personal stories to reduce recidivism and empower youth to overcome their histories and become leaders in the Chicago community.
Our programs include three residential programs inside juvenile justice facilities and its Changing Voices post-release employment program – all located in the Chicago area. Among its many partnerships, Storycatchers works closely with CPS schools, the Chicago Police Department, and Illinois justices to tell unheard stories and create space for crucial conversations.
We reduce recidivism while empowering court-involved youth.
‘Court-involved youth’ is anyone between 13-24 years old who has been incarcerated or…
- Placed in a diversion program.
- Put on probation.
- Detained while awaiting trial.
- Recently released from detention or incarceration.