A Transformative Project, a Transformative Experience

Weber Valley Multi-Use Youth Center

The Americans for the Arts recently listed the Weber Valley Multi-Use Youth Center’s percent for arts projects as one of the top national art projects for the year - National Recognition to the Best in Public Art Projects. What an honor it was to be part of this project, which was incredibly meaningful and powerful for the community. The injection of the art pieces throughout the facility was a creative and innovative idea, and it turned out incredible, and we are glad they were recognized.

In 2017, JRCA with the division of Health and Human Service and Juvenile Justice for Utah embarked on a transformative process to change the nature of Juvenile Justice for the state of Utah. The mission was to design a facility that was transformative for the youth, a facility that would not further scare the youth in a time when everything is scary. The landscape of youth centers has been changing to a more trauma-informed method to really rehabilitate youth that enters the facility. The division of Health and Human Service and Juvenile Justice for Utah have been tirelessly working to change that landscape for Utah and the Weber Valley for years, and we were there to help to make this vision a reality.

Read more about the art installations- https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/networks-and-councils/public-art-network/public-art-year-in-review-database/where-the-river-flows?fbclid=IwAR1MJSiJ9w-rYwzSvdBmbFj6K321WfbtbjLvY3e7oc0auW8cQ-hnML4lavU