Great Read For Writers in Juvenile Hall, Sentences Can Be Liberating

September 26, 2014 | by Seema Mehta | LA Times

Scott Budnick, executive producer of “The Hangover” and a 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards judge, volunteers with the writers of InsideOut, a creative writing program in Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls in California. Budnick is also the founder of the nonprofit Anti-Recidivism Coalition, which provides services and support groups for juveniles after their release.

Scott Budnick, executive producer of “The Hangover” and a 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards judge, volunteers with the writers of InsideOut, a creative writing program in Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls in California. Budnick is also the founder of the nonprofit Anti-Recidivism Coalition, which provides services and support groups for juveniles after their release. In this article, Budnick gives insight into what motivated him to pursue social justice work, the progress he has noticed regarding the juvenile justice system, and the trials he has encountered along the way.