Thoughtful Warriors in the Maricopa County juvenile jail system define themselves through fundamentals and goals for life lived thoughtfully and with purpose. Literature, breathing, movement, art making, dialogue, and writing are means to see and honor themselves and others.
Initial curriculum design by Judy Butzine and Melanie Ohm, co-directors of the Cultural Arts Coalition. Ongoing program design and development by Melanie Ohm, program director and president of Concepts Consulting Group, and Deborah Salac, Arizona Commission on the Arts roster artist. Program sponsored by the Maricopa County Sherriff's Office. Young Arts Arizona Ltd. exhibits this artwork of juvenile inmates in gallery venues in the Maricopa County court system. There it is seen by tens of thousands of people per year.