Wednesday, April 29: "Kids for Cash" Documentary and Panel Discussion—FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Press Release 
April 7, 2015 - For immediate release

Kids for Cash movie image of boy in cageCourtesy SenArt Films/Kids For Cash Movie

On Wednesday April 29, 2015, the Westmoreland and Fayette County Bar Associations along with Penn State Fayette will host a 9:00 am screening of "Kids for Cash” documentary about the Luzerne County Juvenile Court scandal. The “Cash for Kids” film, released in 2014, examines the actions of a Pa. Juvenile Court judge who received $2.6 million dollars in kickbacks from privately owned juvenile detention centers where around 3,000 teenagers were wrongly incarcerated. Charting the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal, the film reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover the scandal.

The three-hour program will be held in Eberly Room #116 on the PSU Fayette Campus and is free and open to the public. A panel discussion will follow and will include a look at the local cases tied to the Luzerne debacle. Panelists include Westmoreland County Juvenile Court Judge Michele G. Bononi, Fayette County Juvenile Court Judge Linda R. Cordaro, Westmoreland County Public Defender Wayne P. McGrew, Esq., Julie M. Zappone, Esq. and Dickinson School of Law Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh, Esq.

Please join us. Register by calling the Westmoreland Bar Association at 724-834-6730. Attorney CLE credits of 2 substantive and 1 ethics are available at a cost of $50.

For more information, contact Westmoreland Bar Association at 724-834-6730 or

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