"The JB" Project

Joanna Beauzier (22 years old), was a Brooklyn raised former foster child that was the first case of Founder Melody J.Centeno during her time as a Case Planner with Saint Vincent's Services. After finding herself in an altercation with a young lady on September 13, 2016, Joanna was stabbed multiple times in front of her nine month old child. Recently aging out of the foster care system into the Brownsville section Brooklyn, NY, the story quickly made headlines.

Through the advocates of the Foster Care Unplugged community, they have responded to Joanna's tragic death in attempt to stamp their contributions to her life. The below public service announcement is there way of addressing prevention of tragedy through conflict resolution.

This PSA is currently being shown at various"Pop Up" Women's empowerment events targeting girls in foster care, group home and juvenile non/secure program settings. The event begins with advocates donating their time pampering 20 youth through hair, nails, and make up. Empower them, through music and laughter, it is there way in breaking into " healthy communication", on how the resolve conflict. Working with youth who knew her, or who have experienced similar situations with conflict, a panel discussion is then held. The Garden of Eden Foundation (501(c)3), and the Jessica Marti Experience, are a few among many partners apart of this amazing initiative. In honor of the life of Joanna Beauzier please take a moment to watch the PSA below:

For inquiries on having a “JB” project at you facility please contact us below:

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Media: Deus Beni Productions 

Photography: Angie Vasquez