reposted with permission from the Juvenile Law Center.
Juvenile Law Center would like to let you know about a new film that debuts this Friday, February 28th, in theaters in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and Denver (and in Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and New Orleans in the coming weeks).
Kids for Ca$h chronicles the Luzerne County, PA “kids-for-cash” judicial corruption scandal, which Juvenile Law Center uncovered in 2007 and continues to litigate. The film is produced and directed by Robert May, who also produced The Station Agent and the Oscar-winning film The Fog of War.
The film shines a bright light on many issues facing youth today, including harsh zero-tolerance policies that needlessly push kids into the justice system; barriers to access to counsel for youth who are facing system involvement; and the high emotional and financial burden that unnecessary juvenile justice system involvement places on kids, families, and taxpayers. Juvenile Law Center is currently taking a closer look at these issues in its blog series, Lessons from “Kids for Cash,” at www.jlc.org/blog.
On February 28, in New York, Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates will moderate a Q&A with director Robert May following the 7:15 p.m. showing of Kids for Ca$h at the AMC Village 7.
You can watch the official trailer for the movie below. Click here to find a theater in your city.