Juvenile Law Center seeks nominations for its 2017 Leadership Prize. The annual Leadership Prize will be awarded to two outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The nomination deadline is January 20.
Today the Department of Justice issued critical guidance on the use of costs and fees for youth in the juvenile justice system. This development follows the publication of Juvenile Law Center's groundbreaking national report on on the widespread abuse of costs and fees in the juvenile...
Happy New Year! While preparing to confront new challenges in 2017, we ended 2016 with important wins on some of our key issues: reducing transfer to adult court, ending juvenile life-without-parole and other extreme sentencing, and improving educational access and success for...
Today the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation and Juvenile Law Center asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to exercise its extraordinary jurisdiction to clarify whether juveniles previously convicted of Second Degree Murder, who did not kill or intend to kill, must be sentenced...
To the youth we serve, we hear your fears and frustration. We will continue to work tirelessly to amplify your voices to reform the systems meant to serve you.
Three of our Youth Fostering Change advocates participated in the 2016 Foster Youth in Action Conference in Washington, D.C. It was an amazing opportunity for our youth to meet other advocates, agencies supporting foster youth, and Hill staffers.
Molly McCluskey, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Samantha Melamed, philly.com
Larry Hannan, jacksonville.com
Paul Samakow, Communities Digital News
Eric Markowitz, The New Yorker
Marsha Levick and Natane Eaddy, Huffington Post Blog
Paula Reed Ward, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jackie Cain, WTAE (Pittsburgh)
Mark Scolforo, AP
Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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