Scott Budnick is the Founder and President of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition.  He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Emory University in 1999 with degrees in Business and Film. As Executive Vice President of Todd Phillips’ production company, Green Hat Films, Scott executive produced many successful comedies including the highest grossing rated-R comedies in history, THE HANGOVER series.

Outside of film, Scott is a fierce champion for children in need. Scott is a teacher and on the Advisory Board for InsideOUT Writers, is a board member of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and on the Advisory board for the Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.

For his work with youth in the criminal justice system, Governor Jerry Brown named Scott California’s Volunteer of the Year for 2012. In August of 2013, Scott was appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) by the Speaker of the Assembly, John Perez. In 2013, Scott launched The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), an organization of very high-achieving, formerly-incarcerated young adults who work to support one another, while stopping the flow of men and women into the criminal justice system.