“Kids For Cash” is a compelling look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Following the wake of the Columbine shootings, 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 form their families and put into prison for years. 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. Please join us we chart the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of this scandal.
Location: Roosevelt University | 430 S. Michigan Ave., 10th Fl.|Chicago
Betsy Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative
Heidi Mueller, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Hon. Andrew Berman, Cook County Juvenile Court
Cliff Nellis, Lawndale Christian Legal Center