American Gothic – Analyze the painting by Grant Wood and the poem by John Stone. In what sense can Stone’s poem be regarded as an analysis of the
painting? Does Stone see Grant’s depiction of the two figures as a satire or a celebration? What symbolic elements are found in the painting?
detention reform. However, this assessment highlighted three main barriers to diversion at this phase of the juvenile justice process in Baltimore City. First, many stakeholders reported that engagement among stakeholders has waned and the Baltimore City JDAI Oversight Committee has not met regularly for some time. Many expressed concern that if Baltimore City officials do not make an intentional effort to reconvene and refocus the work of this group over the next few months, then the collaborative process that is so essential to the success of JDAI will be irreparably damaged or lost. In order to advance Baltimore City’s detention reform work, this group will need to galvanize around new and more ambitious goals for reducing secure detention utilization, enhancing access to community-based alternatives, and improving outcomes for young people who come into contact with the justice system in Baltimore City. With new administrative leadership on the juvenile court bench in Baltimore City, several officials noted plans to reconvene the JDAI Oversight Committee, which is encouraging. However, many also expressed concern about past levels of engagement from key partners, namely BPD, which reportedly had not been consistently represented on the JDAI Oversight Committee. In some cases, the BPD was absent from the collaborative table. In other cases, BPD designees to the JDAI Oversight Committee were not executive-level BPD staff with the authority to influence policy and practice within the Department. In either case, inadequate representation from law enforcement proved an ongoing barrier to the critically important detention reform work. As community and system stakeholders prepare to reconvene the JDAI Oversight Committee, there is an even greater level of concern about BPD’s participation in JDAI, particularly given the imminent changes in leadership at BPD and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. Officials are unsure what to expect from the new leadership in these key roles, which is a significant source of consternation for many. Second, as identified in earlier sections of this report, stak>GET ANSWER