Choices and Change
Choices and Change offers a gripping portrait of the challenges faced by students and staff at A New Day — a juvenile justice program in Durham, North Carolina during the 2002-2003 school year.
Documentary • 2004 • 39 minutes • 4×3 • English
Although grounded in the realities of juvenile justice issues and legislation when the film was produced, the core issues of how best to serve and support young people in the juvenile justice system resonate in our communities today. Choices and Change makes a compelling case for supporting community alternatives in our juvenile justice system and explores the social, economic, and institutional forces impacting young people at risk of delinquency and school failure. The film emerged out of youth video workshops taught by filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer. Choices And Change conveys a message of hope through its thoughtful use of student video and writing and the keen insights of teachers, social workers and juvenile justice advocates.
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