Juvenile Hall Outreach (JHO)
Juvenile Hall Outreach is a Street Law program that empowers incarcerated and detained youth by teaching them their legal rights and basic criminal procedure. Berkeley Law students teach a 6-week course at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall which covers Miranda rights, search and seizure, three strikes, and police misconduct. Teaching teams comprised of four to six Berkeley Law students are assigned to teach in particular juvenile hall units which vary by age, gender, and level of security. Law students design a detailed teaching curriculum, and are expected to meet weekly with their teaching team for lesson planning, collaboration and preparation. Participating students learn about criminal procedure—including the disparity between theory and reality in high crime neighborhoods—and gain experience working with incarcerated clients.