According to 2015 data from the U.S. Department of Justice presented by the film's producers, Youth First Initiative, "three-quarters of the youth incarcerated in the juvenile justice system are locked up for offenses that pose little to no threat to public safety such as probation violations, status offenses (e.g. running away, skipping school), property and public order offenses, and drug offenses. Only one in four youth placed in youth prisons and other out-of-home confinement in the juvenile justice system had committed any of the most serious violent crimes according to the violent crime index (e.g. aggravated assault, robbery, rape or homicide)."
The documentary was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ms. Lisa Nellessen-Savage, executive editor of the Pensacola News Journal. Panelists appearing in the videos below include: Dr. Bradley Lord, director of in-home on-site services of the Lakeview Center; Mr. Paul Wallis, chief probabation officer for Circuit 1; and, Reverend Rodney Jones, president of the Pensacola branch of the NAACP and also head of the Healthy Opportunities and Options Promoting Success (HOOPS). Also appearing was Mr. Jerry McIntosh, president of the Movement for Change, who substituted for his wife Carol, who was to represent the Coalition for Justice.
Below, are videos of the Introduction by Dr. Paula Montgomery, brief panel commentary, and the question-and-answer session, followed by closing remarks by the Maya Goldman.
Dr. Paula Montgomery, Introduction
Ms. Lisa Nellessen-Savage, Intro to Speakers
Dr. Bradley Lord, Lakeview Center
Mr. Paul Wallis, Dept of Juvenile Justice
Rev. Rodney Jones, HOOPS/NAACP
Question: Trauma-Informed Care in Escambia County
Question: Treatment After Child Leaves Program
Mr. Jerry McIntosh, Movement for Change, Call for Citizen Advisory Board
Question: Racial disparities in Escambia County
Continuation of racial disparities
Mr. Fred Gant, lawyer, question on implicit bias and police training
Ms. Maya Rose Goldman, SPLC, closing remarks