JUVENILE explores how communities across the country are breaking and remaking their justice systems for youth. Driven by the personal stories of five young people who were justice-involved as teens, the film traces their pathways into the system and their journeys of trauma and healing.

Weaving their stories into the national context, experts with lived experience reveal the difficult but necessary steps that all communities must take when they choose to disrupt the cradle to prison pipeline.



JUVENILE is a feature-length documentary film currently in production. Sign up here for updates via our quarterly e-newsletter. If you would like to support this project with a contribution, you can mail a check or make an online donation via our fiscal sponsor, Southern Documentary Fund.


We have partnered with Campaign for Youth Justice to offer a discussion guide and free community screening licenses for our short films, ROBERT, VIOLA, and BARBARA. If you would like to show these films to a group in your community, please give us a heads up by completing our Request Form, and consider using the discussion questions for audience reflection afterwards. We will provide a legal release that grants you permission to host a community screening of one or more of the films, as long as the event is free and open to the public. If you would like to show any of the films as part of an educational curriculum, please indicate that on the Request Form, and we will be in touch. Thank you!