We did this as part of our Expunge.io work, which is to increase public awareness, support the work of institutions, and document the juvenile expungement application process.
This is a youth-led project, and it was important that our outreach, and this video, is also youth-led. Therefore, this the JJC’s direction that they created from the prompt: “If you had only a minute to tell someone about Expunge.io and why expungement matters, what would you say? What would you tell them to get them to visit Expunge.io and kick off the process of getting their records expunged.”
Here are a couple of quotes from the video:
There’s no reason you or any of your friends should be struggling to get a job or go to school.
Really bright and ambitious kids get into trouble in their youth and that says nothing about who they are as a person.
Expunge.io is important to me because it gives children who have been in the juvenile system a second chance, without letting other people know that this is their second chance making it.
The youth from this video all are part of the Mikva Challenge JJC.
We are members of Literacenter, and filmed this video in their space.