Learn about our origins the past 40 years of advocacy, watch alumni profile videos and more on our 40th anniversary page.
In anticipation of the Papal visit, it's time to re-examine juvenile life without parole sentences (JWLOP). We asked people to share their stories and experiences of JLWOP. Many recall their change of heart after incredibly powerful, emotional encounters with offenders or victims' families.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Bob Schwartz reflects on Juvenile Law Center's "tools of persuasion" and litigation as a tool for reform.
Latest bulletin from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention suggests that certainty of punishment, not severity, deters teens from crime.
Last week, the ABA House of Delegates unanimously adopted a model act on the sealing and expungement of juvenile records. Young people are routinely denied jobs, housing and even admission to college because of publicly accessible records, and the ABA model act provides states with...
The Juvenile Act Advisory Committee released recommendations for amending Pennsylvania's Juvenile Act and sentencing response in a post-Miller world. Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick, served on the Committee alongside...
Health care coverage for all former foster youth, suspended for a staring contest, and why are girls being criminalized? in this week's newswire.
The high costs of juvenile sex offender registration and public notification, extending foster care to age 21 in Ohio, limiting juvenile strip searches in California, and more in this week's newswire.
John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change
Girls in in the juvenile justice system, youth aging out of care and going to college, and why are there so many police in public schools?
Holly Otterbein, Philadelphia Magazine
Jean Trounstine, Boston Magazine
Alexis Gray, Fox 28
Immigrant youth in the justice system, applying what we know about brain development in the justice systems, Michigan's efforts to promote normalcy for foster youth, and more in this week's newswire.
Barton Deiters, MLive.com
Riya Shah, WFYI No Limits
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