Special Screening of Kids for Ca$h
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy is excited to co-sponsor a special screening of the documentary KIDS FOR CA$H. Please join Families Together in New York State on September 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY.
This screening of KIDS FOR CA$H will highlight the lost opportunities of a tough-on-crime culture and the negative effects that this practice has on the future of our youth, public safety, and tax dollars. In so doing, we hope to advance a “smart on crime” attitude toward youth involved in the criminal justice system that highlights the need for interventions, alternatives to incarceration, less reliance on detention, and an overall rehabilitative approach to sentencing and corrections.
September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM
GE Theatre at Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Join us after the film for Q&A with Our Expert Panel:
Alice P. Green, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Center for Law and Justice
Megan Kurlycheck, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Albany School of Criminal Justice
Joe Mancini, MSW, Director of Probation, Schenectady County
Robert G. Schwartz, Esq., Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
KIDS FOR CA$H offers a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. A small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was determined to keep kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids-most of them only in their early teens-were incarcerated.