Juvenile Justice Center Turns To Music Therapy
(Springfield, MO) — A juvenile justice center in southwestern Missouri is teaming up with a university in offering weekly music therapy sessions to troubled teenagers in hopes it improves their behavior. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Greene County Juvenile Justice Center and Drury University partnered up on the project that began August 1st. Another group from a day treatment program for young offenders meets separately with a music therapist on Drury’s campus. Most of the children in both groups are boys, ages 14 to 16. Juvenile justice officials hope the therapy sessions will address the trauma burdening kids going through the juvenile justice system.