Buy a print, help the kids

Written by Adam Bryce

Photography Supplied

PICS FOR THE KIDS, a new fundraising initiative to help at-risk kids in New York State.

The US incarceration rate is the highest of any nation in the world and a perpetual cycle of arrests and imprisonment has become the norm within many low-income communities.

Avenues For Justice is a service that aims to keep kids out of prison in New York by providing counselling, training, education and employment assistance as an alternative.

In New York State, the cost for a youth in a juvenile detention centre is US$353,000 per year. Only about 25 to 50 per cent remain crime-free after their release. In contrast, one year in the Avenues For Justice programme costs US$5,200 and has an incredibly high success rate of 90 per cent.

More than 50 of today’s best-known artists, including New Zealanders Thistle Brown and Sharna Osborne, contributed with original photography and artworks to Pics For The Kids — a fundraising initiative donating all proceeds to Avenues for Justice.

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Johnny Dufort.

Bag Foot Print by Katie Burnett.

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Lou’s Hand by Inez & Vinoodh.

Untitled by Sharna Osborne x Tiaki.

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Rafik With Flowers by Thistle Brown.

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