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Honorable Mention at the BEA Festival of Media Arts, 2011 - The Story of The Beat Within

Awards and Achievements

2011 Silver Heart award, Northern California Society of Professional Journalists

2008 Bill Graham Award

2005 Jefferson Award

2004 Pass Award

In The Press

The San Francisco Chronicle

The Beat Within S.F., 1997

Chance for Troubled Youth to Strut Their Stuff / 60 groups invited to Juvenile Hall, 2000

Release / The Beat is a magazine-newsletter hybrid, an underground railroad of artistry, a life-support system for otherwise forgotten men, women and teens, 2004

The Crime Report

The Beat Within: A Letter to No One, 2010

My Life, 2010

SF Examiner

The Beat Within: writing from the juvenile halls, 2009


Moving Pictures: Book Reveals Incarcerated Youth Art, 2008

Santa Cruz Sentinel

The acclaimed writing program The Beat Within gives incarcerated youth hope for a brighter future, 2009

Santa Cruz Wire

Top Authors Help 'Beat' Go On

Concerna Blog

The Unequal Fight for Injustice: Beat Within vs. Mother Jones, 2006

Mother Jones

First Person: Excerpts from The Beat Within, 2008

Truth Dig (audio)

London Riots: The View From Brixton, 2011


This Week in Northern California, 2002

KALW, Your Call

Youth Speaking for Themselves, 2006

KUSP, The 7th Avenue Project (audio)

Voices from Juvenile Hall, 2010

Prison Photography

PPOTR Dispatch #2: Interview with David Inocencio, Director of The Beat Within, 2011