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Exclusive free screening, panel discussion of acclaimed “Kids For Cash” film set for Feb. 5

Exclusive free screening, panel discussion of acclaimed “Kids For Cash” film set for Feb. 5

It’s been called one of most notorious judicial scandals to rock the nation, and the documentary film about it is being hailed as “a must-see for anyone who has a kid, loves a kid or was a kid.”

A New York Times Critics Pick, “Kids For Cash” (kidsforcashthemovie.com, #KIDSFORCASH) is a riveting look at the millions paid and the high stakes corruption involved in a shocking American secret.

Jacksonville University’s Sociology Club and Juvenile Detention Alternatives will host a free exclusive one-time screening of this highly acclaimed film at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Terry Concert Hall on the campus at 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville.

Watch the trailer below:

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion including Marsha Levick, co-founder, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of Juvenile Law Center, along with representatives from the Annie Casey Foundation, the State Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office and other local experts, said Samantha Sellars, president of the JU Sociology Club.

“In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line… until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice,” the filmmakers say. “This real-life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process — a stunning emotional roller coaster.”

For more information, contact (904) 256-7220 or sgrant@ju.edu