Crafts with Conviction
Crafts with Conviction is a unique partnership between KidSmart and the Missouri Department of Corrections. Based on the concept of Restorative Justice, this program enables offenders in various state correctional facilities to give back to the community. Specifically, participants in the Crafts with Conviction program volunteer their time and talents to produce educational enhancement materials which are then made available to teachers through the KidSmart Free Store. The offenders and their supervisors decide on projects that can be completed within their institution, with KidSmart then securing the needed raw materials. When the completed product is ready for delivery, the Department of Corrections coordinates delivery to KidSmart.