30 % of juvenile arrests are girls of color. I, too, was an incarcerated youth, and were in not for the arts and real systems of support in the form of family and mentors, I most certainly would not be where I am today. As the numbers of girls in the incarceration system continue to rise at alarming rates, Grrrl Justice is a film we hope will move the needle on public discourse and encourage more intersectionality in how we approach solutions to eradicate prisons altogether. 

Shontina Vernon, Writer/Director