JUVENILE explores how communities across the country are breaking and remaking their justice systems. Driven by the personal stories of five youth 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 are interested in supporting this project, please visit our fiscal sponsor, Southern Documentary Fund.


Many thanks to these project partners for supporting the film during its research and development phase, to all the individual donors and followers who’ve supported our Seed & Spark campaign, and to Jeanne & Frank Jemison, Rebecca Webb Wilson, and Pyramid Peak Foundation for production support.