May 16, 2014

Contact: Lester Holmes
Phone: 216.381.2880

University Suburban Health Center, South Euclid Municipal Court & City Council to Host Public Forum on Youth at Notre Dame College Event to Feature Screening of Award Winning Documentary, ‘The Cooler Bandits.’

Beginning at 2pm on Saturday, May 31st at Notre Dame College Performing Arts Center, the University Suburban Health Center, South Euclid Municipal Court, South Euclid City Council, Call and Post Newspapers and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and others will sponsor a free screening of “The Cooler Bandits.” (

This screening is an award winning documentary by Cleveland native John Lucas that tells the riveting story of four young men and their search for redemption after being convicted and sentenced to more than a combined 500 years in prison for robbing employees and patrons of several Northeast Ohio diners and restaurants.

After the screening, several committed community members as well as representatives from our host forum, Notre Dame College, the South Euclid Municipal Court, South Euclid City Council and several other community partners will lead a town-hall meeting to discuss the film and what we can do to positively activate our South Euclid youth.

Event organizers believe this film will show our youth the real life consequences for making ill-advised decisions as well as inspire those who may be headed down a troubled path to turn their lives around and become productive citizens of this tight-knit community.

In February, the South Euclid Municipal Court began a series of “Public Forums,” to engage South Euclid residents, officials, interested stakeholders and youth on the judicial and investigative process of our criminal justice system.  The upcoming documentary screening and town hall meeting is a continuation of those efforts.

The Performing Arts Center is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid on the basement level of the Notre Dame College Administration Building.  The event is free to the public.  South Euclid area youth and parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit ,follow the court Twitter feed @se_court or call 216.381.2880.