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August 10, 2015

ABA Adopts Model Juvenile Records Act to Eliminate Barriers to Success for Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Last week, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates unanimously adopted a Model Act Governing the Confidentiality and Expungement of Juvenile Delinquency Records.

Tags:Juvenile Records Expungement|Second Chances
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August 08, 2015

State Advisory Committee Releases Report and Recommendations for Juvenile Act

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The Juvenile Act Advisory Committee released a report and recommendations for amending Pennsylvania's Juvenile Act and the state's sentencing response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Miller v. Alabama. Juvenile Law Center Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick, served on the committee alongside other juvenile justice stakeholders.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)|News and Announcements|Reducing Transfers to the Adult System|State & Federal Legislation
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August 07, 2015

Bipartisan support for mercy: Banning solitary confinement of youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bill to prohibit the use of solitary confinement of youth in federal juvenile facilities. 

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|State & Federal Legislation
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August 05, 2015

What's on our radar (July 30 - August 5)

posted by Juvenile Law Center

What's on our radar this week? Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.

Tags:Weekly Newswire
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August 01, 2015

Get Involved: Apply to Our Youth Advocate Programs!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center is currently accepting applications for young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare system to join our youth engagement programs, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change!

Tags:Child Welfare/Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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