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LCC 2020 Charity

Each Left Coast Crime Convention raises money to support a local literacy organization with funds raised through a silent and live auction and the annual Quilt Raffle. The LCC 2020 recipient is the Juvenile Court Book Club.

JCBCJuvenile Court Book Club brings volunteers into San Diego’s juvenile detention centers for monthly book club meetings and tutoring. Volunteers work with at-risk teens to develop their reading skills and encourage a love of reading that will help them as they pursue their education and enter the working world. They also coordinate author visits, book signings, visiting performers, speakers, film screenings, and field trips. The books the students read serve as a springboard for discussions of real-life challenges and experiences, and the teens bring great insight to every discussion. Trained volunteer tutors work with students one-on-one at the Girls’ Rehabilitation Facility, helping with all academic subjects, including English/Language Arts, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, GED exam preparation, and California High School Exit Exam preparation. The Juvenile Court Book Club was founded in 1996 by Judge Maria Arroyo (Ret.), San Diego County Superior Court Juvenile Court Referee, with support and encouragement from San Diego Superior Court Judge James Milliken (Ret.).

All proceeds from Left Coast Crime 2020’s auction will be donated to the Juvenile Court Book Club. Anyone — reader, writer, bookseller, librarian, blogger — may donate an item or two to the Silent Auction.

You can either mail your Silent Auction donations to yourself at the hotel or bring them with you. We’ll be setting up the Silent Auction Room on Wednesday and Thursday, but we will accept donations on Friday as well.