Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign, which secured funding to complete our pre-production activities. All donations made in 2019 via our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, Southern Documentary Fund, will fund our production and post-production activities.
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JUVENILE explores how brain science, constitutional rights, and smart on crime economics are being used in efforts to disrupt the cradle to prison pipeline. Anchored by the personal stories of five young people across the country, the film reveals a new narrative for what it means to be justice-involved.
We are seeking individuals with lived experience to provide authentic perspectives in this film. If you would like to be considered as a participant, please complete this form.
the juvenile project
The Juvenile Project provides a forum for sharing the stories of the young people, parents, and advocates whom we’ve interviewed during our research & pre-production phase of the feature film JUVENILE.
We developed this website to facilitate access to these interviews in their entirety, so they could become part of the public discourse about juvenile justice in our country. We hope that you take the time to listen and learn from the personal experiences of those who have been directly involved in these systems in various jurisdictions and states.
We have intentionally left the audio interviews un-edited, to create transparency both to the full voice of each speaker and their stories as they spoke them, and also to our questions, which reveal our underlying assumptions and evolving perspectives as interviewers.
We recognize and honor each person who chose to participate. We deeply appreciate the fact that sharing stories of trauma can be traumatizing in itself. Each participant has entrusted their voice to this platform with remarkable bravery, and we are deeply grateful to every one.