By Matt Shilts
Ron Reed has been a public defender for the past 30 years. His focus: juveniles who end up in trouble. The Reed Family Foundation has produced a film for kids who may be considering a life in gangs, and they hope it can communicate a positive message. It’s called “Who Are You Going to Be? Don’t Let a Gang Decide for You.” Much of the film consists of interviews with people who are serving lengthy prison sentences for gang activity they engaged in as a teenager.
This story originally aired on North State Public Radio on 05/17/2016, and was produced in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation.