DU Prison Arts Initiative Social Work Intern
Joan Dieter received her BFA in theatre performance from the University of Colorado and since then has been working with communities and individuals to share their stories and create support from within. Following her time as a student at CU, she was part of the pilot team to begin "CSF in the Schools" - the educational outreach program with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In partnership with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, the CSF team worked to create programs that gave tools to Colorado students to create safer climates in their schools. For the last four years Joan has worked with SOS Outreach as their Program Director and Colorado Regional Director to provide mentorship and outdoor opportunities for youth who are at-risk in the state of Colorado. Joan is thrilled to join the DU PAI team as their first social work intern and is looking forward to learning more about how theatre and the arts can provide for incarcerated populations.